In honor of the first annual SERVPRO/ American Red Cross Golf Tournament on April 12, 2012, we thought that it would be fitting to dedicate this week of blogs to an organization that is always in the front line when it comes to disaster. This week we will highlight the wonderful services the Red Cross devotes both locally and abroad.
Founder: Clara Barton and a circle of acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881. Barton first heard of the Swiss-inspired international Red Cross network while visiting Europe following the Civil War. Returning home, she campaigned for an American Red Cross society and for ratification of the Geneva Convention protecting the war-injured, which the United States ratified in 1882.
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