Red Cross Month

Written by Jackson Carlstrom

Red Cross month is a tradition that was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943. The month of March is dedicated to honoring the American Red Cross organization and how it helps citizens across the country.

The American Red Cross was founded by a woman named Clara Barton, who worked to give care and supplies to wounded soldiers during the civil war. She carried her values and resolves into Europe, where she met with a relief organization that inspired her to go back to the United States and establish what is now known today as the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross helps many people and communities today during times of disaster. The organization responds to a community disaster every 8 minutes.

Red Cross month is a great time to join the organization and give respect to the American Red Cross and all the help it has provided for America.

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