Brief Summary: Clara Barton And The Red Cross

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The Red Cross is an International support system that teaches, doctors, and helps with natural disasters and people. Clara Barton heard of the Red Cross located in Germany, Europe, and went to Europe to bring the organization to America. She became the head of the American branch and immediately began helping the 5,000 people who were left homeless from the “Thumb Fire” in Michigan. Clara Barton successfully lead the Red Cross of America for 30 years. The Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood in the US, and was the first to develop treatment for hepatitis B & C, as well as HIV, West Nile Virus, and Chagas Disease.
It provides 50% of the United States blood. The non-profit company that Clara Barton brought to America has been someone that America has turned to for help over its history,
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She brought them supplies, and food, and kept their spirits up by helping them by reading to them, writing letters for them, listening to them, and praying with them. She knew she was needed in the civil war, to help nurse the wounded and to get them back on their feet. She ended up helping more than eight battles and nursing Americans back to health at crucial times. She traveled all night long to get to the aftermath of battles, and was known as the “Angel of the Battlefield”. After the war, she volunteered to find family members who had not been heard of since the civil war. They gave her their regiments, their name, and company of any missing persons from the war, and she answered over 63,000 letters and identified over 23,000 men. Clara Barton Founded the Red Cross and ran it in her last 23 years. Red Cross mission statement “The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of
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