Happy 131st Birthday the American Red Cross!
131 years ago the American Red Cross was started, leading the way to the humanitarian organization you know today! Clara Barton and a circle of acquaintances founded the American Red […]
VIDEO: The Beginnings of the American Red Cross
After a weekend filled with BBQ, biking, pool partying (yes, I FINALLY have friends with pools!), fireworks and so much more, my patriotism is still going strong. If you’re feeling […]
Memorial Day Weekend Blood Drive Events!
This Memorial Day, donate in honor of a military service member. There are several exciting ways to give blood during our upcoming holiday weekend in Portland and Vancouver, WA! All […]
Prints Of The Taishô Earthquake
In 1924, the Japanese publisher Hoshino Seki issued a set of thirty-six prints depicting scenes from the aftermath of the September 1, 1923 great Tokyo earthquake. He commissioned six artists […]
3-D Earthquake Photos From 1906
Since we’re talking about today’s anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake, I thought I’d point out these images: If you’re unfamiliar with the technology, these are 3-D, color stereoscopic photographs […]
April 18, 1906: Mother Nature 1, San Francisco 0
From Wired: 1906: San Francisco is destroyed by an earthquake so powerful that it is felt from Coos Bay, Oregon, to Los Angeles, and as far east as central Nevada. […]
So How Do We Know About Historic Earthquakes?
So I’m convinced that Dr. Know has been reading my posts. And the fact that this week’s question (AGAIN!) focuses on disaster is his super secret way of saying that […]
This Red Cross Nursing Figurine Can Be Yours…
As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one thing lacking about the American Red Cross. Unlike our friends overseas, we don’t operate thrift stores (or, as they call them, charity […]
Honoring Black History Month
During the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month. African Americans have a long, distinguished history in the American Red Cross. Gwendolyn T. Jackson was the first African American […]
Man Discovers Clara Barton’s (Haunted?) Post-Civil War Office
Yes, that’s right. The Clara Barton – founder of the American Red Cross. They were planning to tear down the old vacant building at 437 1/2 7th St. in Washington, […]