|During WWI & II, the Red Cross featured|
women in their iconic advertising posters.
|Women have served for the|
Red Cross long before society
deemed it appropriate.
When American men went off to fight in World War I and II, the American Red Cross recognized the women behind the effort by making them the forefront of its advertising campaigns. These iconic posters are still used today to show the Red Cross’ history of inclusion and support to those in crisis. Without them, we might easily forget the great contributions of women to the war effort during a time that they were not able to deploy to battle themselves.
|Women serving food and drinks|
to the troops from the Red Cross
Clubmobile during WWII.
During World War II, women served through the Red Cross at home and abroad through the Red Cross Club, working in hospitals and traveling in trucks to serve cookies and donuts to those fighting in battle.
Today, the Red Cross continues to be a place where people of all backgrounds can come together to serve those facing disaster, in our country and abroad. We’re proud to commemorate the women who have proudly served others through the American Red Cross for more than a century during Women’s History Month!
To start your story as a Red Cross volunteer, visit redcross.org.