Clara Barton Biography

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In Paragraph one in the article “Clara Barton” from the website “HistoryNet.com”. The founder of American Red Cross, Clara Barton, Was born on christmas day in 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts. Also in paragraph one of the “Clara Barton” article it states that her parents were Captain Stephen and Sarah (Stone) Barton. Her father was a businessman and community leader, who served in the indian wars. She was educated mainly at home by her older siblings. She was the youngest of five. When her brother became seriously ill following a barn raising accident, 11 year old, Clara nursed him to health for two years. Captain Stephen then sent Clara to a private boarding school and though she was able to keep up academically, her shyness affected…show more content…
108), people sent money and goods to Clara Barton because they trusted her and knew her work. More than $120,000 was donated to the American Red Cross. She resigned her position as president of the Red Cross in May 1904. She retired at age 82. Barton was no less active in her private life. In her home in Glen Echo, Maryland, she rose early each morning to milk a cow she kept on the property. She also owned and rode a horse named Baba and churned her own butter. Her days were devoted to reading and answering the many letters she received from wellwishers (p. 110). Nardo explains that, No one, including Clara Barton, received any payment for their charitable work. Many of the staff members wanted salaries Barton did not agree with these changes. She felt that they went against the original high ideals of the Red Cross. Nardo states at age 83 Clara established the national association of first aid(109). This organization’s mission was to train volunteers in American towns to bandage wounds and provide immediate…show more content…
Approximately nine-tenths of the organizational budget is earmarked for humanitarianefforts. The Red cross also depends on practical support from a wide range of individual and organization and on its collaboration with other health organizations (para.5). As with any other health service organization, advocacy is part of the essential work of the American Red Cross in its mission to serve and protect the public (para.6). Among the bodies offering such services in the late 20th century were the royal life saving service, the American Red cross, whose involvement with life saving dates from 1914, and the U.S. coast guard ,as well as the beach personnel of local and municipal governments (para.

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