Scrapbook page 17

Identifier

T100488

Description

Form letter regarding relief efforts in the Near East.

Source

Gift of Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen

Contributor

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Is Part Of

Ochs Collection Scrapbook

Text

Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 9, 1919.

MY DEAR FRIEND:

I wish to thank you for your prompt response for service in the pressing cause of America’s recognition of the appeal for relief for the stricken people of the near East, that fester spot of the world.

I am sure it will be a source of satisfaction to you to learn that the splendid women of Chattanooga, whose co-operation has been requested, have heartily responded without a single exception. All have expressed an inspiring willingness to aid in the banishment of famine from these millions who have so outrageously suffered from Turkish atrocity. We are engaged in a charity that will be extended to over 100,000 starving orphans in Armenia, Syria, Greece and Persia alone, and there are millions of other sufferers, all citizens of the commonwealth of God, enlisting such mercy as America alone may extend.

I know how tried and true you have been in other war activities, and because of that great service, you have been chosen for this benificent work.

In the name of our dead and in the name of our living, in gratitude to God that our own beloved have not had to bear the awful fate of the Near East, we will do our bit in raising funds for the greatest charity ever asked in America for other than our own people.

The women’s organization will meet for instructions at the Chamber of Commerce Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. It is most important that every one identified with the work be present. Let us make our attendance at this meeting, like our response for the service, 100 per cent.

Again I would gratefully acknowledge your gracious consent to give your valuable service to the great cause that has enlisted it.

Sincerely yours,
MRS. MILTON B. OCHS.

Original Format

Letter

Files

Citation

Ochs, Frances Lavinia Van Dyke, 1867-1965, “Scrapbook page 17,” 1919 January 19, T100488, Adolph S. Ochs Jr. Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.