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At the conclusion of the reading of his preliminary report of the War Fund Campaign at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Chapter of the American Red Cross on April 9, Colonel A. H. Robley, Chairman of the Campaign, was warmly congratulated and a citation signed by Basil O’Connor, National Chairman, was read and presented to him by Major L. L. Dye, County Chapter Chairman.
With a quota of $83,300, an increase of $5,000 over last year’s – amount, Colonel Hobley has already received over $115,000 and the final returns are not yet in.
In reviewing the campaign Col. Hobley said:
“The people of Montgomery County have reason to be proud of the outstanding success of the Red Cross 1945 War Fund Campaign. With over $115,000 already collected, an all-time record was established in the county, both for the amount contributed and the time in which this was done.
“This exceedingly splendid result can be attributed to two things (1) The loyal efforts of the many workers and their leaders who have devoted time and energy so unselfishly to the campaign and (2) The wholehearted response of the people who have contributed so generously to this worthy cause.
“The American Red Cross is a teamwork organization. Its teamwork starts with the worker who goes from house to house endeavoring to give everyone the opportunity to participate. The thoroughness and care with which this work is done, determines the success of failure of the campaign. The exceedingly splendid results of the campaign indicate that the workers performed their part conscientiously and they are entitled to full praise and appreciation for their work.
“But without the aid of the people who make the contributions, the efforts of the workers would be just so much wasted time. It is particularly gratifying therefore to be able to say that the people of Montgomery County have responded so well to the appeal of the workers. Their response indicates that they appreciate the extent of the job being done by the Red Cross and the worthiness of its cause, and also that they wish to participate fully in this organization of the people doing for the people what no other organization can do.