American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to
provide relief for victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare
for, and respond to emergencies. Within the larger organization is the
Community Services Department, focused on helping people lead
healthier, safer lives. The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
serves the city and surrounding seven-county area. This chapter is a
pioneer of sorts, in that they are the only chapter to have developed
an asthma program in addition to the other standard programs.