In my upcoming book, Hong Kong Treasure, Annie is in the Philippines when a deadly typhoon hits. The Red Cross is one major organization that helps during and after such disasters strike.
So I am proud to announce that I will be donating a portion of each sale of Hong Kong Treasure to the American Red Cross.
While visiting Europe after the American Civil War, Clara Barton was introduced to the global Red Cross organization, inspired by the Swiss. When she returned home, she campaigned for an American branch and on May 21, 1881, the American Red Cross was founded.
Clara Barton led the American Red Cross for twenty-three years.
Prior to World War I, the Red Cross introduced first-aid water safety and public health nursing programs. During the war, they staffed hospitals and ambulance companies and recruited 20,000 registered nurses to serve in the military.
Today, the American Red Cross:
- responds to natural and man-made disasters (fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, hazardous material spills, transportation accidents, etc.).
- supports American military members, veterans and their families.
- conducts health and safety training (courses and certifications, emergency planning and preparation).
- gives lifesaving blood.
- helps vulnerable communities around the world.
To donate, volunteer or learn more about the American Red Cross, visit their site.
“The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.” Clara Barton
Hong Kong Treasure – A deadly Philippines typhoon stole Annie’s memory. Now, can a handsome Chinese stranger save her from the danger she has forgotten?
Coming this September!