Friday, May 20, 2011

Our birthday's coming!

It’s our birthday tomorrow!! Do you know how the American Red Cross will be?
a.       210 years old
b.      182 years old
c.       100 years old
d.      130 years old

And the answer is… D, 130 years old!
We’ve been pretty busy throughout those years, but it all started when Clara Barton and a circle of acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881. She had heard of the Swiss-inspired International Red Cross Movement while visiting Europe following the Civil War and when she returned home, she campaigned for an American Red Cross society and for ratification of the Geneva Convention protecting the war-injured, which the United States ratified in 1882.
To learn more about everything that we’ve accomplished over the past 130 years… click here!
To help us celebrate, you can donate a present to our BASH auction!  All proceeds stay right here in WNY, so your donation will help us continue to do our good work for another 130 years.
If interested, you can call Emily here at the Chapter at 878.2374 or e-mail her at 
To learn more about the BASH, visit our BASH website or check us out on Facebook!

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