It took the determination of women’s suffrage advocate Clara Barton to create the American Red Cross. She began her humanitarian work by organizing a program for locating men listed as missing in action during the Civil War and getting the information to their families. After the war she was determined to expand the organization’s duties to include providing needed assistance during national disasters.
In 1881 her American Red Cross foundation was tested during the Great Fire of 1881 in Michigan. The foundation cared for around 5,000 people left homeless.
Today there are a million Red Cross volunteers and 30,000 employees mobilized annually to provide relief to people affected by more than 67,000 disasters.
Citizens are also encouraged to maintain supplies for local disasters including keeping bottled water, food and first aid supplies easily accessible at home and in the car.
Medibag First Aid kit
Most First Aid kits include all the supplies needed for adults but do not have kid-friendly supplies. Our Medibag First Aid kit includes all the basic supplies needed for the inevitable mishaps that occur around the home and while traveling. From scuffed knees to bug bites you are covered.
The kit includes 117 supplies and a free 45 supply refill kit. It’s pediatrician recommended and all the products are latex free.