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Woodrow Wilson
President Woodrow Wilson Asks the Acting Chairman of the American Red Cross to Serve on the National War Finance Committee, Which Raised the Most Money For a Philanthropic Cause Up to That Time The ""needs of humanity"" are paramount, he states
1913. 6/3/18. “The experience of eight months, of the demands made upon the generous patriotism of the American people, merely emphasizes the necessity of concentrating the work of relief in one main organization which can respond effectively and universally to the needs of humanity under the stress of war. I have designated you to serve as a member of the National War Finance Committee and I hope you can and will accept.”On March 19, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson was named the first honorary president of the American Red Cross, establishing a precedent for all chief executives who have followed. His quotation “I summon you to comradeship in the Red Cross” became a rallying cry, and decorated one of the most famous Red Cross posters - a young woman clutching an American flag with the Red Cross symbol and U.S. Capitol in the background.When the United States officially entered World War I on April 6, 1917, it had been raging in Europe since the summer of 1914. Bound by its government charter to support the U.S. military, the American Red Cross was championed by Wilson as he called upon the American people to back the organization in its support of millions of young men heading to the battlefields of Europe. On May 10, 1917, Wilson appointed a 13-man War Council to guide operations of the Red Cross during the conflict. The Red Cross held its first War Fund drive that year. As part of the war effort, the Red Cross began service to blinded war veterans, started its Canteen Service to provide refreshments to the military, introduced medical social work in servicemen’ … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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