Arcadia Red Cross Club

History of Red Cross

American Red Cross was founded in 1881 by Clara Barton and soon became the nation's head emergency response organization. It not only offers humanitarian care for victims of war, but aids victims of natural disasters as well.

In addition, this organization offers help in other areas such as community service helping the needy, encouragement for military members and their families, the collection and distribution of blood products, educational programs promoting health and safety, and international relief and development programs.

It is the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S., with about  four million people donating blood through Red Cross. The organization is governed solely by humanitarians, those willing to donate time, money and blood.

For more information, visit http://www.redcross.org/