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140 Years of Service: Celebrities Support the Red Cross Mission

05/30/2021 11:38 AM | Anonymous

Throughout the 140-year history of the American Red Cross, the entertainment industry has been a great supporter of our lifesaving mission. Today, the Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet works to raise awareness of Red Cross services, volunteer opportunities and fundraising needs in times of crisis — a proud tradition that traces its roots back to the early years of our organization.

Artist Norman Rockwell created the Mobilize for Defense Support the 1951 Red Cross Fund to support the mobilization of Red Cross resources to provide assistance during the Korean War.  Red Cross provided field representatives, volunteers, blood and emergency communications to support armed forces personnel and their families.

Other Celebrities include:

  • Trace Adkins
  • Jim Cantore
  • Diana Princess of Wales
  • Walt Disney
  • Josh Duhamel
  • Amy Grant
  • Patty LaBelle
  • Eli Manning
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Darius Rucker
  • Jane Seymour

Read more here

Watch Red Cross 140-years of service videos here

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