Friday, January 07, 2005

L.A. Daily News - Dennis McCarthy Red Cross Still keeping its promise

L.A. Daily News - Dennis McCarthy: "Red Cross still keeping its promise

By Dennis McCarthy
'Tonight in Los Angeles, if you were left homeless and displaced after a disaster, it wouldn't be the city helping you. It would be the Red Cross.'
--Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge
Clara Barton would be proud. The American Red Cross, which she founded in 1881, is still going strong 124 years later.
Whether it's responding to a local apartment fire that leaves dozens of tenants homeless, or traveling halfway around the world to help tens of thousands of tsunami survivors in South Asia.
Nurse Barton's all-volunteer army is still reporting for duty.
The American Institute of Philanthropy recently ranked the American Red "


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