Volunteers around the world save lives every day. With advances in technology, being a hero is easier than you might think.
Jim is the Director of Planning and Situational Awareness for the American Red Cross, North Central Division. Headquartered in Chicago, he has assembled a team of more than 50 volunteers and staff who manage data to tell the up-to-the-minute story of Red Cross activities and programs. During times of disaster, he deploys as a member of the Division's Response Management Team. He has championed the use of open-source and free applications throughout the organization and is an avid supporter of Chicago’s burgeoning 'civic tech' community.
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