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§ 300102. —  Purposes.

[Laws in effect as of January 7, 2003]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 7, 2003 and December 19, 2003]
[CITE: 36USC300102]

              Subtitle III--Treaty Obligation Organizations
Sec. 300102. Purposes

    The purposes of the corporation are--
        (1) to provide volunteer aid in time of war to the sick and 
    wounded of the Armed Forces, in accordance with the spirit and 
    conditions of--
            (A) the conference of Geneva of October 1863;
            (B) the treaties of the Red Cross, or the treaties of 
        Geneva, August 22, 1864, July 27, 1929, and August 12, 1949, to 
        which the United States of America has given its adhesion; and
            (C) any other treaty, convention, or protocol similar in 
        purpose to which the United States of America has given or may 
        give its adhesion;

        (2) in carrying out the purposes described in paragraph (1) of 
    this section, to perform all the duties devolved on a national 
    society by each nation that has acceded to any of those treaties, 
    conventions, or protocols;
        (3) to act in matters of voluntary relief and in accordance with 
    the military authorities as a medium of communication between the 
    people of the United States and the Armed Forces of the United 
    States and to act in those matters between similar national 
    societies of governments of other countries through the 
    International Committee of the Red Cross and the Government, the 
    people, and the Armed Forces of the United States; and
        (4) to carry out a system of national and international relief 
    in time of peace, and to apply that system in mitigating the 
    suffering caused by pestilence, famine, fire, floods, and other 
    great national calamities, and to devise and carry out measures for 
    preventing those calamities.

(Pub. L. 105-225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1490.)

                                          Historical and Revision Notes
           Revised  Section                    Source (U.S. Code)               Source (Statutes at Large)
300102................................  36:3.                            Jan. 5, 1905, ch. 23, Sec.  3, 33 Stat.
                                                                          600; May 8, 1947, ch. 50, Sec.  4, 61
                                                                          Stat. 81; July 17, 1953, ch. 222, Sec.
                                                                           4(a), (b), 67 Stat. 179.

    In this section, the text of 36:3 (``Third'' par.) is omitted as 
    In clause (1)(B), the date ``August 12, 1949'' is added to include 
the reference to a subsequent treaty.
    In clause (2), the words ``in carrying out the purposes described in 
clause (1) of this section'' are substituted for ``And for said 
purposes'' for clarity.
    In clause (3), the words ``International Committee of the Red 
Cross'' are substituted for ``Comite International de Secours'' because 
the name has been changed.
    In clause (4), the word ``continue'' is omitted as included in 
``carry out''.