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VOLUNTARY WAR RELIEF   187

for Jewish Sufferers through the War, with headquarters in Montreal, collected $12,213.71, chiefly in the City of Montreal. The Canadian Jewish Committee for the Relief of War Sufferers, also with headquarters in Montreal, had collected the sum of $175,730.06 in Canada (over $100,000 in Montreal) up to the 31st of March, 1917. Up to March, 1916, the sum of $85,229.09 had been sent to the parent fund in London, England, of which Mr. Leopold Rothschild, V.C., is Honorary Chairman, and there was a further $18,000 which had been collected independently and forwarded through New York.

The Serbian Relief Fund, with headquarters in London, has Her Majesty the Queen as Patroness and the Lord Bishop of London as President. Canadian contributions to this fund total $92,398.15. The fund has been expended among the refugees from Macedonia since the storming of Monastir, for the most part on small tent hospitals commanded by a few orderlies, which have done excellent work. Clothing has been supplied the wounded at Bizerta and Salonica, and food to nearly 60,000 prisoners. Additional Canadian contributions aggregating $2,998.83 were made to the Serbian Relief Committee of America, whose headquarters are in New York City.

Of a different character from the funds just described is the British Sailors Relief Fund of Canada, which began its campaign only in June, 1916. In the first nine months thereafter it had collected the considerable sum of $655,330.10, of which £50,000 had been remitted to the British Admiralty for distribution among the institutions of the Royal Navy, and £50,000 to Sir George Perley, Chairman of the Fund in London, for institutions in the Mercantile Marine. The headquarters of the Fund are in Montreal. It has His Excellency the Governor-General for Patron, and the Prime Minister of Canada and the Minister of Marine and Fisheries are its Honorary Presidents.


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