2021 Red Cross Class of Heroes: Josh Hoyt, Global Citizenship Hero

Josh Hoyt has dedicated most of his adult life to serving immigrant communities in Illinois and across the country. Throughout his long career, Josh has worked to enable the voices of many, including the undocumented immigrant population, and has fought for access to healthcare, education and for a path to legal status. In 2012, he became the founding director of the National Partnership for New Americans which is comprised of immigrant right organizations from all over the country. Josh has also advocated to remove barriers that make it difficult for legal immigrants to become citizens, which includes the cost of the application that many are unable to afford. Josh, who retired in 2020, has served as a mentor to many who now continue carrying the torch of community activism.

Because of his unrelenting dedication to the immigrant community, the Red Cross is honoring Josh with the 2021 Global Citizenship Hero award, sponsored by Walgreens.

As a member of Walgreens Boots Alliance, with 450,000 teammates in more 25 countries, Walgreens recognizes the impact that heroes have across diverse regions and international borders. Walgreens supports individuals in all communities across our country and appreciates the opportunity to support the Red Cross’ efforts to protect life and health, and to ensure respect for everyone.  

Learn more about the 2021 Red Cross Heroes, and how you can help here. All gifts will be matched up to $215,000 through May 2021, thanks to the generous local support of Better, Fran & John Edwardson, and Susan & Nick Noyes. Make a gift today!