(Clara Barton National Historic Site)
In May 1889, more than 2,200 people lost their lives in the devastating Johnstown Flood. Over the next five months, Clara Barton and Red Cross volunteers administered relief to flood victims, including building and furnishing temporary shelters or hotels such as this one.
1) Why would structures like this one have been an important part of Red Cross relief efforts following natural disasters?
2) How do you think survivors of the Johnstown Flood felt about Clara Barton and the Red Cross?
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