The American Red Cross was founded in 1881 by Clara Barton. But, did you know that this was a result of her going overseas for a vacation and seeing the International Red Cross Society in action? Being a teacher all of her life, she wanted to bring this valuable resource to her fellow Americans. To date, there are over 650 chapters across the nation and 36 blood services locations. This is just a fraction of the services they do offer. You can read more about the Red Cross here
What is your level of involvement with the Red Cross? Have you ever served in a disaster area or needed their services?