American Red Cross

1881 - Founded

1882 Congress ratified the Geneva Convention

1900 First Congressional Charter

? - accepted by International Committee of the Red Cross

1919 - founding member International Federation of Red Cross Societies

The American Red Cross (ARC) is a humanitarian
organization led by volunteers and guided by its
congressional charter and the Fundamental Principles. It
provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people
prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.


Bronze Medal for Highly Meritorius Service of the American Red Cross


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