Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross responds to an emergency. The staff assists the victim however possible. Helping the community is the main goal of the association. Shelter, food, and clothing are provided during natural disasters. The International Organization all began with the work of Clara Barton.
Joseph Campbell once said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Many heroes throughout history are just ordinary people who are faced with difficult obstacles in life and through their strength and perseverance succeed. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and affect others’ lives differently. Without a history full of heroes, our world would not be the same. For the the 2017 Recognition Award, I nominate Clara Barton.
Have you ever been caught in a natural disaster, losing your home, place to work, or even a friend or family member? Today there is the Red Cross and other organizations to help people survive these events, but what would you do without them? Clarissa “Clara” Barton is a hero because she founded the red cross in the U.S., helped and risked her life in the Civil War, and served as a symbol for women’s rights and support for the oppressed. Clara Barton was the founder of the red cross in the U.S, and served as its first president. Clara had the Red Cross founded after visiting Europe for rest (Redcross.org), where a treaty was signed for the Red Cross to help anyone.
 Clara Barton, who was born on December 25, 1821, happily lived in a family of seven children. Intently listening to her father’s war stories, Clara had compassion for the wounded soldiers and desired to help as much as she could. When she was older, she decided to persuade the stern army to allow her become their nurse.  She was very successful.
Clarissa Harlowe Barton, or Clara, was born on Dec.25, 1821, in Oxford Massachusetts. She is one of the most honored women in American history. She began teaching school at a time when most teachers were men and she was one of the first women to gain employment in the federal government. Barton risked her life to bring supplies and support to the men trying to keep their spirits up.
I remeber Alice Magaw and Lavinia Lloyd Dock from the Nursing history books where we used to study. And also I must mention about Clara Barton who was known as the “Angel of the Battlefield” during the Civil War and assigned special duties by President Lincoln. Dorothea Dix who taught poor and neglected children, dedicated her time to social welfare in England, founded the first public mental hospital in America and became the Superintendent of Union Army Nurses and Mary Eliza Mahoney, who was the first African-American professional registered nurse. These figured have contributed alot to the Nursing
During the Colorado Gold Rush, Clara Brown was a freed slave that made her laundry business and other little business a success. She was a black pioneer. Clara was one of the first African American woman in Denver that was a philanthropist and a community leader. She wanted to prove that building relationships could help empower the community. Some women proved that philanthropic activities did not always have to be tied to their husband’s money, even though that was normally how it was.
Lucy Knox and Henry Knox gave numerous years fighting for freedom and helping to create this new country. People always says that she is a woman was a very intelligant woman of the thatAmerican Revolution. She became frantic and herm daughter couldn’t restrain her. Lucy Knox died on June 20,1824, her.
Clara Barton, who grew up in a large family, was the youngest of seven children. Her older brothers and sisters were at least ten years olden than she. Despite being small and shy, she acquired many responsibilities around the farm. Plowing, picking fruit and feeding the animals, Clara commonly cleaned around the farm. She even had a pet turkey, which is a difficult animal to tame.
Jensen,Hetherington, Merkle, Mrs. Wickett Period-¾ 20 Oct. 2016 Leaders and Heroes during the Revolutionary war “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately”. said Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. These words like many other words during this rough period of time, helped the patriots obtain independence from Great Britain.