American Red Cross

Jonathan Tower stands beside a Red Cross memorabilia display inside the Parsons Historical Museum. The collection used to be housed in the Labette County Chapter’s Red Cross Building at 1921 Crawford. Tower recovered most of the items, which had been removed by regional agency representatives and taken to other locations in Coffeyville and Wichita when the building in Parsons sold in 2016. There are more items to be exhibited, if space allows.

The American Red Cross is not a building of bricks and mortar, but rather people volunteering their time in an organized effort to help others affected by disaster.

However, the sale of the Labette County Chapter’s Red Cross building at 1921 Crawford in 2016, and replacement of the county chapters with regional chapters, seriously impacted the number of volunteers.

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