Among the Churches

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New York, N. Y.—The annual report of the Christian Science Comforts Forwarding committee of New York city and vicinity, contains an interesting account of their efforts to make our soldiers and sailors happier. During 1918 this committee supplied nearly 44,000 knitted garments, including helmets, wristlets, caps, socks, and sweaters, of an approximate total value of $135,000, to men in thirty-five camps, seventeen forts, nine aviation fields, ten arsenals and barracks, twenty-eight United States ships, two British ships, nine naval bases, and eight hospitals. In addition, garments have been supplied to many individuals who have applied in person at the headquarters at 125 West Forty-third Street, including soldiers, sailors, marines, French seamen, Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. workers, and men of several other organizations engaged in overseas work.

For the devastated regions in Europe where the reconstruction work has been going on, this committee supplied 66,000 articles, an approximate total of 110,000 garments for all purposes. The report contains a number of letters from commanders and commandants expressing appreciation of the goods supplied to their men, and several letters from enlisted men. The large sum of money which has enabled the committee to carry forward this work has been subscribed without public solicitation very largely by members of the Christian Science church.—Rockaway News.

The Lectures
April 19, 1919

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