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Title: American Red Cross


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American Red Cross
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First, there was Clara.
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Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross On
May 21, 1881.
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Fundamental Principles
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  • Humanity
  • Impartiality
  • Neutrality
  • Independence
  • Voluntary Service
  • Unity
  • Universality

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Our Mission
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  • The American Red Cross, a humanitarian
    organization led by volunteers and guided by its
    Congressional Charter and the Fundamental
    Principles of the International Red Cross
    Movement, will provide relief to victims of
    disasters and help people prevent, prepare for
    and respond to emergencies.

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Congressional Charter
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...to continue and carry on a system of national
and international relief in time of peace and
apply the same in mitigating the sufferings
caused by pestilence, famine, fire, floods, and
other great national calamities, and to devise
and carry on measures for preventing the same.
Congressional Charter, 36 U.S.C. 30010
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Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency
Assistance Act of 1988
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  • ...nothing contained in this Act shall limit or
    in any way affect the responsibilities of the
    American National Red Cross under the Act of
    January 5, 1905.

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  • Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996
  • Dept. of Homeland Security National Response
    Framework

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Were There When You Need Us
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  • Every year the Red Cross responds to more than
    73,000 disastersincluding approximately 150 home
    fires every day.

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Initial Response
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  • Meet immediate needs
  • Temporary housing
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Disaster caused medical needs

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Recovery
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  • Essential Household Needs
  • Housing Assistance
  • Information Referrals

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  • Volunteers constitute 96 of our total work force
    to carry on our humanitarian work.
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