Wrangell Sentinel -

The Way We Were


November 9, 2017

November 22, 1917: The Wrangell chapter of the Red Cross raised $104 for Christmas packets for soldiers. By Christmas the United States will have 1 million men under arms. The Red Cross has, in addition to its many other labors in humanitarian work, undertaken the task of sending each American soldier a Christmas packet filled with good things and good will. It was possible to have Christmas packets made up for $41 each. When the Wrangell chapter received notice of the undertaking, the time was so limited that it had to hurry and transmit the money by cable as soon as it was raised.


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