Red Cross Month

March is Red Cross Month.

War Relief.Give! F. Sands Brunner, 1940

The American Red Cross uses this month to promote its services to the public and for a variety of fund-raising events.

Water Safety Class, undated.

The Archives of the City of Kingsport has several wonderful collections that pertain to the American Red Cross and to the Northeast Tennessee Chapter. You can view the contents of several of these collections by clicking on the links below.

KCMC 247-American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee Collection

KCMC 238-Frances Nelle Nelms Scrapbook

KCMC 284- Maurine Powell Hattaway Collection

Bobby George and Keltie Baker participate in a training class, October 1971.

The charter for a Red Cross Chapter in Kingsport was granted on July 11, 1917 with J. Fred Johnson, the “Father of Kingsport” as chairman.


Annual Meeting, May 10, 1971.

Today, the chapter serves western Sullivan County, Carter, Claiborne, Hawkins, Hancock, Johnson, Unicoi, and Washington Counties.  For more information on our local chapter please visit

Vickie Elliot with the disaster van, August 1972.

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