American Red Cross Founder Clara Barton’s 200th Birthday Marks Day to Help Others

American Red Cross ( founder, Clara Barton, would have turned 200 on December 25 this year. Today, Clara continues to serve as a guiding light for today’s Red Cross volunteers, donors, and partners who exemplify her compassion and devotion to helping others. This is why the Red Cross is encouraging the community to honor Clara’s lifesaving legacy and celebrate her 200th birthday by giving back! Consider making a financial donation, scheduling an appointment to give blood or platelets, or becoming a Red Cross volunteer.

The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters from home fires to major events such as hurricanes, floods, or tornadoes. About 40% of the nation’s blood needed by patients is supplied by the Red Cross. Visit or call 1-(800) RED-CROSS to support Red Cross efforts.