The Red Cross began Clara Barton and a group of friends in 1881 to provide assistance to the United States military during the war. Mandate grew later to include disaster relief efforts and relief work in peacetime.
Red Cross is currently the largest humanitarian-profit organization in the United States:
* Responds to the disaster center, 200 per day. Victims can get shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities they need to survive.
* Sponsoring classes for people who want to know more about safety, and what must be done in an emergency situation. Join members of the public can learn safety skills such as first aid, CPR and water.
* Provides a link on the clock to maintain the information and support flowing between the families and the troops in military hospitals, and war zones, and on military installations worldwide.
* Providers blood drives that supply blood and blood products to approximately 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers.
Only President Obama signed the Declaration March / March “Red Cross Month.” This follows an annual tradition that began with “Franklin Delano Roosevelt” in 1943.
March / good time to make sure you and your loved ones will be safe during the year.
Take a few minutes for these activities simple. It makes a big difference when danger threatens:
Check your smoke alarms
Smoke alarms do not cost a lot. An easy to install. Smoke alarms can save your life. Do you have adequate alarms to detect smoke anywhere in your home? They are installed correctly in places where they will give you a better warning? Continue Reading