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100 Years Ago: Local Relief for Belgians

The Intelligencer December 17, 1914 (page 7)

“Some six weeks ago the Quinte Chapter of the Daughters of the Empire asked the citizens to donate clothing and money to the Belgian relief, which was responded to liberally. Word has been received that the contributions have reached their destination.

Appeals for more help have also been received for estimations show that it will take $1,000,000.00 monthly to supply just bare necessities for the unfortunate people of Belgium. The ladies of the Quinte Chapter have decided to undertake sending to the proper authorities all money and clothing (new and worn clothing in good condition for men, women and children) sent to them for that purpose.”