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New York, N. Y. —The annual report of the Comforts Forwarding committee of the Christian Scientists of New York city, made public yesterday [Feb. 4], discloses the fact that during 1918 this committee supplied nearly forty-four thousand knitted garments, including helmets, wristlets, caps, socks, and sweaters, of an approximate value of one hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars, to men in the service. In addition, garments were supplied to many individuals who applied in person at the headquarters at 125 East Forty-third Street, including soldiers, sailors, marines, French seamen, Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. workers, and men of other organizations engaged in overseas work. For the devastated region in Europe this committee supplied about sixty-six thousand articles. The money to carry forward this work was subscribed by Christian Scientists.

New York Tribune.

Englewood, N. J.—The work of the Comforts Forwarding committee of the Christian Scientists of Englewood was started in a very informal manner a year ago for the purpose of meeting emergency calls for knitted garments in this vicinity and elsewhere. In April, 1918, the committee organized, and enlarged its scope. It took up the making of refugee garments and continued its knitting as well. The report of the work proves the wisdom of organizing, for the increase in the number of garments turned out and the interest in the work was very marked. Over four thousand new garments and about one hundred old ones have been turned out. The work of the committee will continue, as the demand for garments will be very great this winter.- The Englewood Press.

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April 12, 1919

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