American Red Cross

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A·mer·i·can Red Cross

(ă-mĕr'i-kan red kraws),
The national Red Cross society of the U.S., established by Congress to assist in caring for the sick and wounded to serve as a communications link between members of the U.S. armed forces and their families, to conduct disaster relief and prevention programs, and to perform other humanitarian services, the largest of which is operation of a network of regional blood donation centers providing blood and blood products.

American Red Cross

American organisation which helps vulnerable people and communities around the world prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters, humanitarian emergencies and health crises; it abides by 7 fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

American Red Cross

A branch of the international philanthropic organization Red Cross Society. It provides emergency aid during civil disasters such as floods and earthquakes, offers humanitarian services for armed forces personnel and their families, and operates centers for collecting and processing blood and blood products.
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In the most recent Form 990s filed by the ASPCA, PBS, Convoy of Hope, Jewish Foundation of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, American National Red Cross, and Prince George's Child Resource Center Inc., all responded "yes" to both questions.
American National Red Cross noted that while it had invested in, contributed to, or participated with a taxable entity, it did not have a written policy that ensured sufficient safeguards to protect its tax-exempt status.
The President's Cabinet would direct the relief effort in close consultation with the American National Red Cross [herein, "Red Cross"].
But the burden of caring for the homeless rests upon the agency designated by Government charter to provide relief in disaster--the American National Red Cross." (23) He made no mention of emergency appropriations.
The document and images featured in this article come from the Records of the American National Red Cross. They are part of Donated Materials Group ANRC, and are held in the National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
More information about the American National Red Cross and its history is available on the organization's website at www.redcross.org.
7 Gross, Polish Society under German Occupation, 50-1, 103-4; Yisreal Gutman, The Jews of Warsaw, 1939-1943 (Bloomington, 1989), 25-7; "Rations in Poland," WDP; and "Polish Relief Organization Meeting," American National Red Cross, 7 Dec.
She established the American National Red Cross Society on May 21, 1881, introducing the idea of disaster or peacetime relief.

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