Have you ever heard the name, “Clara Barton?” She was a famous hero during the civil war, responsible for bringing supplies, medical goods and food to the men injured and dying on the battlefields. She was also the founder of the American Red Cross.
The organization, which started in 1881, was sorely needed. Since that time it has grown exponentially, providing care and disaster relief to individuals all over the United States and far beyond. The nonprofit is 95 percent comprised of volunteers, an impressive feat.