Imagine what life was like 100 years ago. We were a nation in the throes of the Great War. Women didn’t have the right to vote, and it was certainly unheard of for women to run their own companies as we do today.
Yet 100 years ago, 28 influential women in Raleigh broke the societal mold and had the foresight to found an organization that would serve their community during hardships and war. On March 12, 1917, these women founded the Raleigh Red Cross to support military members and their families serving in World War I, no matter their nationality.
Honoring 100 Years of Service by the Raleigh Red Cross
A century later, the Raleigh Red Cross chapter stands strong, serving the needs of our local community. In the past year across North Carolina, the Red Cross has responded to more than 2,500 disasters – mostly home fires; collected over 300,000 pints of lifesaving blood; provided about 24,000 emergency services to military members and veterans; and trained more than 125,000 people in CPR/First Aid/AED swimming and preparedness courses.
Join Linda Craft at the 2017 Red Cross Ball
On April 8th at the American Red Cross Ball, Co-chair Linda Craft (CEO of Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® and Craft Commercial) will celebrate those 28 women who had the courage to lead when everyone else told them “no.” Because of their work, the Raleigh Red Cross can serve our community today.
It will be a great honor for those who attend the American Red Cross Ball to be a part of their great legacy.
We Believe in Paying It Forward
At Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS®, we follow Linda Craft’s example of serving our Triangle community whenever and however we can. As a result, our company culture emphasizes relationships, community outreach, and customer service. Whether you are buying a home or selling a home, our team of specialists can help you achieve your goals.
Contact us at 919-235-0007 and experience the difference of a company that works for the good of our neighbors, our surroundings, and you.