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National American Red Cross Founder’s Day 2023: Date, History, Facts about American Red Cross

The American Red Cross, also known as the American National Red Cross, is a humanitarian organisation that coordinates disaster relief efforts throughout the United States.

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Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross 140 years ago, and it has been a tremendous source of aid ever since; National American Red Cross Founder’s Day is commemorated annually on May 21 in her honour and in recognition of the organization’s history. We do not know who established this day, but we all support commemorating it.

The background of National American Red Cross Founder’s Day

The American Red Cross, also known as the American National Red Cross, is a humanitarian organisation that coordinates disaster relief efforts throughout the United States.

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The American Red Cross is the American chapter or national society of a global humanitarian aid endeavour. Clara, also known as Clarissa Harlowe Barton, founded the American chapter of the Red Cross, which has its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and is administered by volunteers.

Clara Barton, like the majority of women during the American Civil War, nursed the wounded on the battlefields, garnering her the moniker “Angel of the Battlefield.” Barton travelled to Europe after the war and volunteered with the International Red Cross during the Franco-German War of 1870-1871. When she returned to the United States, she was determined that her country would join the global Red Cross network. She founded the American Red Cross with the help of influential acquaintances and contacts, such as the American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, author, and statesman Frederick Douglass. She served as the organization’s president until her retirement.

5 Interesting Facts Concerning the American Red Cross

According to its website, the American Red Cross conducts approximately 500 blood drives daily and collects approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells.

According to their website, house fires are the most common disaster the Red Cross responds to; therefore, they run a campaign to reduce such disasters by installing free smoke alarms and educating the public on fire safety.

She began teaching at the age of 17 and in 1852 founded the first free public school in New Jersey.

Before the Civil War, Clara Barton worked as a recording clerk at the U.S. Patent Office.

As part of a global relief effort, they deployed more than forty disaster responders and allocated $23,3 million when Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas.

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NATIONAL AMERICAN RED CROSS FOUNDER’S DAY DATES

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2023 May 21 Sunday
2024 May 21 Tuesday
2025 May 21 Wednesday
2026 May 21 Thursday
2027 May 21 Friday
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