Before Blood Banks There Was Clara Barton

Clara BartonIt 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

Medibag First Aid KitMost 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.

Get your Medibag First Aid Kit Now.

About SherryHoldridge

At OHSAY USA she leads the fastest growing Made in American gift store which provides quality goods from manufacturers across America. OHSAY USA's mission is centered on Citizenship. "To help our neighbors by stimulating job growth and renewing a sense of pride and opportunity in the place we live. We provide Americans a central source to buy quality American made goods from inventors, designers and even companies who have been here since the 1800's." http://www.ohsayusa.com She also leads Austin's environmental information network, Urban Green ATX, which has a base of 2,300 eco business leaders in Austin following LOHAS principals. http://www.twitter.com/urbangreenatx Previously Sherry Holdridge spent 20 years assisting Fortune 500 companies and mid-size businesses with their marketing strategies and helped launch iconic toys which now sit on the office desk of millions of people.

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