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Red Cross Believes!
The American Red Cross in Arkansas serves just fewer than three million Arkansans plus more than 43,000 neighbors in Oklahoma. www.redcross.org/arkansas
Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881. Barton first heard of the Swiss-inspired global Red Cross network while visiting Europe following the Civil War. Returning home, she campaigned for an American Red Cross and for ratification of the Geneva Convention protecting the war-injured, which the United States ratified in 1882.