American Red Cross
Established on May 21, 1881
The American Red Cross
Each year, the American Red Cross immediately responds to about 70,000 natural and man-made disasters in the U.S., ranging from fires to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents and explosions.
People count on the Red Cross to help them in their darkest hour. In turn, the support of donors makes it possible for the Red Cross to fulfill its humanitarian mission. We are deeply grateful for the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations who invest in the Red Cross.
Short History On The American Red Cross
Today, The American Red Cross provides care in these areas:
- People affected by disasters in America
- Support for members of the military and their families
- Blood collection, processing and distribution
- Health and safety education and training
- International relief and development
In addition to to helping millions of people through the American Red Cross, Clara Barton's good character shined during the civil war when she collected and distributed supplies for the union army and served as an independent nurse.
Did You Know
- An average of 91 cents out of every dollar that you donate goes to fulfill our humanitarian mission. Everything we do depends on the needs of the people that we serve.
- The American Red Cross is a charitable organization, not a government agency. It depends on volunteers and the generosity of people like you to perform our mission.
- The American Red Cross is part of the world's largest volunteer network found in 187 countries.
- 10 million people learn emergency skills such as CPR through the Red Cross every year.
Contact The Red Cross
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We are not associated with the Red Cross. We are making this flyer for a project at South Orange Middle School