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THE TIMES: MAY 13 1919
Bridgeport people are asked to give this amount, to the end that Misery, Want, Privation, Starvation, yes even Death
may be minimized among the peoples of the earth but especially in the war-swept regions of Europe and Asia as well
as right here in America.
The Salvation Army, The Jewish Relief Committee and
The Near East Relief Committee have been chosen to carr
on this Humanatarian Work, and the money raised through
out the country next week will be distributed by them-under the supervision of the
War Trade Board-to suffering Humanity PRACTICALLY ALL OVER THE WORLD
These Organizations Work In Harmony and Co-operate With The Red Cross and Other
of Peace and Mercy
The Salvation Army
It's Work and Aims
The Salvation Army Lassies need no introduction to
the public of Bridgeport yet their fidelity of purpose and
their steadfastness even under heavy shell fire on the
Battle Fronts of France have evoked the plaudits, not
alone of our boys "over there," whom they fed and nursed
and encouraged and helped even in the darkest hours,
but also from the civil ranks thruout the world.
"A Man May Be Down But He's Never Out"
Such is the slogan, the platform, the comer stone of
this great organization.
Its work lies largely in reclaiming derelicts in help
It feeds the hunghy clothes the ragged houses the
homeless and cleanses the unclean.
It conducts Resciie Homes, Day Nmseries Lodging
Houses for Dpwn and Outers Homes for the Helpless
Aged Fresh Air Farms Free Clinics.
For more than half a century it has fought a winning
fight for the poor and the lowly. It must enlarge its work
in the streets of Poverty Everywhere in the UNITED
It's Work and Aims
Tljis organization is now and has been carrying on
its work of rescue and salvation among the millions of
Jews, men, women and children, who are dying of starva
tion and disease in war-stricken Poland, Lithuania Rus
sia, Galaeia and Palestine.
It carries on its work under the direct supervision of
the War Trade Board in hearty co-operation with the
Red Cross and our own Food Administrator, Herbert
Hoover. In fact Doctor Bogen, who is in charge of the
work in the AVar Zone, is also actively in charge of the
Red Cross and Food Distribution for Mr. Hoover.
This committee has recently bought $800,000 worth
of clothing from the H. S. Army in France, which has
been shipped direct to Poland. The "Westward-Ho" (in
Government Service) will sail again this week carrying
oil, milk, clothing, shoes, etc., costing nearly a. million
Their work is absolutely non-sectarian thousands
of Gentiles receiving food and succor at the American
Jewish Food Kitchens which are scattered over thousands
of miles of desolate country. '
Near East Relief
It's Work and Aims
President Wilson in a recent proclamation wrote as
follows about the work of the American Committee for
Relief in the Near East :
"For more than three years American philanthropy
has been a large factor in keeping alive Armenian, Syrian,
Greek and other Exiles and Refugees of Western Asia.
"Past responses have been most generous but now
the period of rehabilitation is at hand. Vastly larger
sums will be required to restore these once prosperous'
but now impoverished refugees to their former homes,,
thai were required merely to sustain life in their deseit
"It is estimated that 4,000,000 Armenian, Syrian,
Greek and other war sufferers in the Near East require
outside help to sustain them. Many av6 now hundreds of
miles from their homeland. The vast majority of them
arc helpless women and children including 400,000
It is for the purpose of relieving these conditions of
horrible misery that the funds collected next week will be
The Near East looks to America as the defender of
liberty, the big brother of little peoples. America has
gi'en them their greatest uplift their colleges, their
chief encouragement to progress and generous help
through their crises. The great war has resulted in their
liberation. SHALL THEY NOW LACK OUR SUPPORT
FOR EFFECTUAL REHABILITATION
THESE CARAVANS OF MERCY MUST BE CONTINUED
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