August 6, 2015 – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced their participation with the American Red Cross’ 100th Anniversary in Chicagoland sponsoring the Brookfield Zoo Summer of Connections Blood Drive yesterday, August 5.

Donning their red DKI Volunteer shirts, several DKI Franchise Members and corporate personnel volunteered their day at the zoo, giving blood, aiding the Red Cross where needed, and educating visitors about emergency preparation through their sponsored Red Cross Emergency mobile app.

The day ended with 250 presenting donors, offering what can potentially help up to 684 patients requiring donors.

Mary Novak with the Red Cross in Chicago and Northern Illinois, who organized the event said, “Thank you is not enough for DKI’s participation and support for yesterday’s Brookfield Zoo Blood Drive. We are grateful for your sponsorship of this inaugural event, but furthermore, for the outstanding efforts of your staff to participate with the activities, and also give blood. It was an all-around great time. Kudos also for engaging with visitors about the Emergency app and helping them ultimately have safer lives.”

DKI initially partnered with the Red Cross as its exclusive emergency preparedness sponsor for its new Emergency App, released in April, 2015. The organization looks forward to many other volunteer events with the Red Cross.