Federal, state, and local governments pre-plan and prepare for disasters hoping to be better prepared when events like tornados, hurricanes, or wildfires take place. In the United States, private sectors and states rely greatly on assistance from the federal government. This is because the federal government has better means to have funds readily available, rather than states that cannot afford the costly amounts that a natural disaster can cause. To better understand the role that the federal government plays in funding disaster planning and relief efforts, it is good to know the history behind why they are responsible. During the years 1803 and 1950, Congress had to pass a separate law in order to provide Federal funds to each disaster that occurred.
Clara Barton 18th Century “I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.” Clara Barton * Served During Civil War (1861): * Aided soldiers at the U.S. Capital. * Gathered and distributed supplies * Provided moral support * Provide Nursing Support : * Second Battle of Bull Run * Battle of Antietam * Battle of Fredericksburg * Setup Hospital in Virginia and North Carolina (1863-1865) Founded American Red Cross (1881) Known for her natural compassion, organizational skills and fearless temperament, Clara Barton was well known for her humanitarian efforts during 1800’s and the Civil War Era. Barton was Known for her natural compassion, organizational skills and fearless temperamen. inspired by the war stories of the Indian War she heard from her father a Captain She was a well know nurse who stood up for the dangers of serving American soldiers on both sides of the war. Her work in the battle field was often dangerous and grueling.
American Red Cross ETH 316 June 16, 2014 Instructor Tammy Matthews American Red Cross The organization this paper is about is the American Red Cross. “As an organization that embraces and celebrates diversity and impartiality, we also have the common bond of humanity that unites us together, not just in the face of emergencies and disasters, but in helping our neighbors every day” (American Red Cross, 2014). The American Red Cross goes on donations and volunteers. There are many economic and social responsibilities. If the help ever stopped then the American Red Cross would cease to exist.
The nation's economy and the stability of the nation is all depending on the firefight of the soldiers in the field today. Without the support of a whole nation, troops would be meaningless. As a supporting group, we must give them the utmost support and compassion, to wish they come back and reunite with family. In America, on Veterans Day it is a tradition to have parades, and little American flags to show our support. Some ways that we as a nation can support is by doing
She wrote a book about her experience called "Notes on Nursing" which became very popular in America. (3) Physicians and prominent members of volunteer relief groups in United States noted the success of the British Sanitary Commission and Florence Nightingale. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female physician in America saw the war "as a challenge to practitioners on medicine, sanitation and
This is when women first began to work for political equality with men. They pushed for equal opportunities involving their careers, working conditions and wages, and the right to own property. A breakthrough came in 1916 when Robert Borden granted the sisters, wives, and daughters of soldiers the right to vote. Nurses serving in the forces were also added to that list. Unfortunately, after the war ended many women were pushed to the side, as the female factory workers, ambulance drivers, and nurses
Abstract American Red Cross is the most trusted name in America when it comes to relief work within distressed areas in The United States and the rest of the world. American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that has been in the business of providing social services like medical care, emergency services, air ambulances, burial services, mental habitats, old homes, child welfare services, abused women safe houses and training facilities for the disadvantaged. Clara Barton and a circle of acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881 (1). In an organization like Red Cross having the right attitude is very important, because you are not doing this for yourself but for others. Important attitudes reflect
Women played many roles in the civil war. They did not wait for the men in their lives to come home from the battlefield. Many women supported the war effort as nurses and aides, while others took a more upfront approach and secretly enlisted in the army or served as spies and smugglers. These new jobs delimitate their traditional roles as housewives and mothers and made them an important part of the war effort. Two of the important women in the civil war were, Clara Barton and Harriet Tubman.
The American Red Cross Draft The American Red Cross is an organization that reaches out in many ways to help our community. The American Red Cross uses volunteers and people from the community to support their nonprofit organization. This organization provides the United States with the help of emergency assistance, disaster relief and lastly the use of people to educate the citizens. There are five certain and distinct categories that The Red Cross helps. To start off they help the needy in the community, secondly the assist with communication between military officers and their families, they have blood donating facilities that process and distribute blood, education on safety , health and how to be prepared and lastly programs to assist
Providing life-saving blood and blood products to patients is a key component of the Red Cross mission to help people in times of emergency and disasters. During World War II, America turned to the Red Cross to develop a supply of lifesaving blood on a massive scale. This led to the establishment of the American Red Cross Blood Donor Service, which collected 13.3 million pints of blood plasma for use by our armed forces in World War II. After the war, the Red Cross introduced the first nationwide civilian blood program. Today, each year, the Red Cross collects 6.5 million units of