American Red Cross

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American Red Cross:

see Red CrossRed Cross,
international organization concerned with the alleviation of human suffering and the promotion of public health; the world-recognized symbols of mercy and absolute neutrality are the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, and the Red Crystal flags and emblems.
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On its 2009 Form 990, the American National Red Cross and its con stituent chapters and branches noted: "As defined in the Congressional Charter: 'Membership in the corporation is open to all the people of the United States and its territories and possessions, on payment of an amount specified or as otherwise provided in the Bylaws.' Section 7 of the Amended and Restated Bylaws of the American National Red Cross describes membership in the corporation and defines membership and the termination of membership." On its 2008 Form 990, the Public Broadcasting Service stated: "PBS's members are America's public television stations." On its 2008 Form 990, Kiwanis International reported: "There is one class of membership, Active Membership.
President Calvin Coolidge created a quasi-governmental commission that included members of his Cabinet and the American National Red Cross. (3) This commission encouraged the public to donate funds to the relief effort and utilized federal resources, American National Red Cross volunteers, and the private sector to carry out the relief and recovery program.
The American National Red Cross was successfully organized by Clara Barton in 1881 as a humanitarian organization modeled after the International Red Cross and led by volunteers.
Gaedderet, "The History of the American National Red Cross, Vol.
1945, American National Red Cross Decimal File (ANRCDF) 947.08, American National Red Cross Records (ANRCR), RG 200, National Archives, Washington, D.C.; "Red Cross Buys $50,000 Worth of Tents, Blankets, Medicines for Aid of Polish War Victims," American Red Cross News Service, 9 Sept.
Not because it is too expensive; a review of the American National Red Cross would reveal accumulated net assets of 969,544,000 as of June 30, 1988.
In her early years she was an American National Red Cross Nurse
I go for anything new that might improve the past."--Clara Barton, American Civil War Nurse, Founder of the American National Red Cross, 1821-1912

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