The American Red Cross
by Raj Vulichi and Josh Guasco
How did the the orginization help communitys
This foundation also has more ways it protects and supports our communities. It helps people who have lost their homes in natural disasters and emergencies. They also donate food to people who need it in case of a disaster or emergency. Red Cross helps communities all over the United States and makes a great impact.
What is the issue or cause that your charity supports
The issue or cause that our charity supports is emergencies or disasters. People might lose their home in a hurricane because of flooding,the red cross will supports these people by giving the a shelter or some food. Red cross also helps for safety and education. Red cross also helps with international relief and development. The American Red Cross donates blood to people who need it and will not survive without it.Red Cross saves millions of lives every year.The American Red cross supports even more issues and causes like bringing relief to people who have been in natural disasters. They also protect and help victims of armed conflict which is very important because they protect us. It also protects people from the military and their family. So overall The American Red Cross supports many causes or issues.
How did your charity begin and grow
Clara started the Red Cross in Washington D.C in 1881. When clara had the Idea she was 60 years old. Soon after Henri Dunant co-operated with clara barton. For all the hard work and sweat they used after hard years they won the nobel peace prize in 1917 and 1944. In the beginning of the organization it is called the ICRC. Nowadays, The american red cross has branched out into smaller organizations such as ICRC, American red cross, and the red crescent association. overall the money that they raise all go to the red cross.On the other side of the world in Switzerland the American Red Cross was fully in function. In Switzerland the Red Cross was running since 1863. During world war two many people lost blood during the fighting. So from 1940-1959 the american red cross started to have blood drive in response to this depressing event. When the world war two happened there was a time of depression and the Red Cross saved many people's life so the got respect from the civilians.
How is your charity effective
The red cross gets lots of money to help others that are in need but where does the money come from? The american red cross gets it's money mainly out of gifts and grants that people contribute the their cause. The money they get from civilians and the federal grants equal to about 93% of all there money. The rest of that comes from the little jars that people put money in.The ways that they use their money shows people that they are responsible and don’t keep the money that get them to help others. An average of 91 cents of every dollar spent in the red cross goes to investment in humanitarian services programs. With that money every year The Red Cross helps thousands of people. 90.4% of the money that they get goes to the program that the red cross produces.
Call to Action.
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