American National Red Cross
The American Red Cross (ARC) is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and education in the United States. Established by Clara Barton in 1881 as a response to the suffering caused by conflicts such as wars and natural disasters, ARC is one of the most widely recognized and respected charitable organizations in existence. Today, it helps millions of people every year with food, shelter and medical services during emergencies, distributes life-saving blood products throughout the U.S., trains individuals in community health initiatives such as first aid, water safety and HIV/AIDS prevention, educates about preparedness for potential disasters or crises; monitors public health threats; sends emotional help to those affected by tragedies; responds to major domestic disasters such as fires or hurricanes; among several other humanitarian activities. Its mission since its inception remains “to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies”.
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