On this Day: May 21, 1881 | The American Red Cross is established

21 May 1881: The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C. (Source)

Headquarters building of the American Red Cross, Washington, D.C, between 1980 and 2006 – Author: Carol M. Highsmith (Source)

The American Red Cross (ARC), also known as The American National Red Cross,[5] is a non-profit humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the United States. It is the designated US affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the United States movement to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

The organization offers services and development programs. (Source)

Volker

I am Volker Schunck and live in Dresden, Germany. First I was an industrial clerk, then I studied theology. Through my engagement with Zen, I became aware of the Christian mysticism. Meanwhile, I go my own way. For me, faith is not a world-view but a being. It is important to me, not to live lost in thought but aware and intensely. For me, this also includes careful handling of other people. The NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which I learned during my training as a mediator, helps me with this.

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