Founded in 1881 by Clara Barton, the American Red Cross was chartered by Congress in 1900 to provide national and international relief during disasters. It also provides relief to the military and facilitates communication between the Armed Forces and their families. The first Red Cross Month was proclaimed in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and has been so proclaimed by every president thereafter.
Our local American Red Cross is located at 2700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas 77098 and can be reached by calling 713-526-8300. To donate or to participate in the numerous programs they currently have ongoing check out www.houstonredcross.org.
Nina Victores, a recent college graduate from Texas A&M University, compiled a wonderfully concise book a couple of years ago entitled “Career Guidance for High School Students.” It contains invaluable personal advice for high school students on career selection from individuals at the top of their profession. Featured, among many others, are David W. Leebron, President of Rice University; Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton; Dr. Edward D. Miller, CEO of Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System; United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison; and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Susan Combs.
Nina has extra copies of this useful book and will mail you one for a $10 donation to the American Red Cross. Send $10 to: Katy Confidential, P.O. Box 6568, Katy, Texas 77491, with your name and address and 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.