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On December 2, 1905, Mrs. Tunis G. Bergen brought together a group of Brooklyn residents at the Barnard Club House on Remsen Street to form New York City's first borough-based Red Cross organization. With an initial membership roster of 300, the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Red Cross embarked on its first major campaign to aid victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, collecting over $100,000 and thousands of articles of clothing to contribute to the relief effort. From this point on, th...
Founder of the American Red Cross. From the description of Letter to James Langstaff Dunn [manuscript], 1865 September 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813309 Nurse and organizer of the American National Red Cross, of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19241558 Clara Barton (1821-1912) was the founder and for twenty-three years president of the American Red Cross. She ...