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Clara Barton, 1821-1912
Clara Barton, 1821-1912

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Johnstown Flood Disaster
May 31, 1889

Many people helped Johnstown after the flood. It was among the first major disasters handled by Clara Barton and the American Red Cross. (The American Red Cross helps people during disasters.) People came together from all around the world to help. Countries like Russia, Turkey, Great Britain, Australia, and Germany collected money to help rebuild Johnstown. Can you remember other disasters in which people helped each other as they did in Johnstown?
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