The Fund still remains open, perhaps more needful than ever, and in the fourth year of the war, notwithstanding the increasing strain, is still receiving a steady stream of support.
The Comite France-Amerique (Section Canadienne), Montreal, has forwarded to France since the early part of the war over 2,700 cases of clothing and household articles, on which a value of $290,000 had been placed up to March, 1916. In addition, twelve motor cars, valued at $11,160, were forwarded, and money orders and drafts to the amount of $92,000. Other contributions of materials were in hand to which no valuation had as yet been attached. The above was distributed by the Comite de Secours National of France among the refugees from the invaded regions of France and Belgium, as well as the population of the districts which suffered partial or wholesale destruction at the hands of the German Army prior to the Battle of the Marne. The Secours National was also the recipient of direct contributions on a considerable scale from Canada, but the amount has not yet been ascertained.
Two distinct organizations for Polish or Jewish Relief issued appeals in Canada. The Central Relief Committee