Nebraska Centennial

Celebrating 100 Years

Clara Barton, a visionary inspired by the work on the battlefield during the Civil War, joined the International Red Cross movement in 1869, and founded the American Red Cross in 1881. In 1917, likeminded Nebraskans saw the need for formal Red Cross services throughout the state. Since then, Red Cross volunteers from across Nebraska have touched the lives of countless people down the street, across the country and around the world.

Join us as we celebrate the legacy of these original founders, honor the contribution of local Red Cross volunteers both past and present, and ensure that the American Red Cross can continue to deliver needed services in Nebraska for centuries to come.

You can play a pivotal role in Red Cross history as a visionary for our future. As we celebrate this milestone, the Red Cross in Nebraska will reflect the past to build a long-lasting future providing comfort and care to those in need.

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The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help us with our mission of relieving human suffering by preventing, preparing for and responding to emergencies.

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Thank You To Our Nebraska Centennial Honorary Chairs

“For 100 years, Nebraska Chapters of the American Red Cross have helped those in need in their darkest hours. In these dark moments Red Cross is the light at the end of the tunnel. In this milestone year we hope you will join us in celebrating the past and embarking on the future.”

Marian Andersen and Emily and Clark Lauritzen