How the American Red Cross Works – History & Facts

he history of the American Red Cross is inseparable from the history of America itself. Since 1881, American Red Cross members and volunteers have been an essential part of our nation’s response to war, natural disaster and other human suffering. On our next report, Monika gets a tour of the American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, DC, where she learns about how the Red Cross was started and some of their past and future efforts internationally and in the United States.