The work of the American Red cross during the war; a statement of finances and accomplishments for the period July 1, 1917, to February 28, 1919

 
9781236136114: The work of the American Red cross during the war; a statement of finances and accomplishments for the period July 1, 1917, to February 28, 1919

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 Excerpt: ... percentage ratio of operating expense to transactions is three and four-tenths per cent. Transportation in the United States on relief supplies cost the Red Cross over $2,400,000, $290,000 of which was borne by the chapters, the balance by national headquarters. Nearly $1,750,000 was appropriated for insuring goods shipped overseas against war and marine risk. The value of purchased goods shipped overseas up to February 28, 1919, was over $31,000,000. If the value of chapter-produced articles were added, the amount would be increased by more than $50,000,000, so that overseas shipments exceeded eighty millions of dollars. Large purchases, aggregating millions of dollars, were also made in various parts of Europe. Textiles 4,600,000 H=s=Bi Blankets...... 3.500.000 I I.. Miscellaneous 3.500,000---I.. Motor Vehicles and Machines 2,100.000 Surgical Instruments and Suppliesr......1.500,000 IH Hospital Supplies. l. Ioo.ooo....... Diagram 4. Purchased supplies shipped overseas for Red Cross work, classified by kind and value. Twenty months ending February 28, 1919 Following is a table showing for all supplies, including chapterproduced articles, the tonnage shipped to the several countries involved, and on page 44 (Diagram 4) purchased supplies shipped overseas are classified by kind and value. Table 25 TONS OF SUPPLIES SHIPPED FROM U. S. OVERSEAS FOR RED CROSS WORK Twenty Months Ending February 28, 1919 (Tons of 2,000 pounds) American prisoners of war 1.207 Balkans (as a whole) 5.791 England 2'S3 France 52,000 Italy 16,002 Palestine 1,118 Russia 5,842 Serbian prisoners of war 10,238 Siberia 3,511 Miscellaneous i.45 Total 101,094' Personnel The workers in chapters are counted by the million, and practically all are volunteers. On February 28, 1919, the forces com...

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