Volunteers who would make Clara proud


Portrait of Clara Barton in 1881, the year she founded the American Red Cross. She was 60 years old.

Each year, a small number of people from our region are selected to receive Clara Barton Awards, the highest honor that the American Red Cross bestows upon its volunteers. The award recognizes meritorious service in volunteer leadership positions held over a period of years.

The award not only honors volunteers, it serves to remind us of the founder of the American Red Cross, a remarkable woman who led our organization for its first 23 years of existence. Read more about Clara Barton here.

And please also read about some of the people in the Northern California Coastal Region who have received this distinguished award in the past two years: