What are you going to do about it? Red Cross, 1918

From the May 16, 1918 Skidmore News, page 4, announcing the beginning of a Red Cross fund drive to raise $1,250 in Monroe Township:

Ad for the Red Cross, 1918. Text follows.
What are you going to do about it? An ad from the Red Cross, as published in the May 16, 1918 Skidmore, Missouri News. 

Text reads, “A great net of mercy drawn through an ocean of unspeakable pain.” If You Were There Instead of Here. If you should see a French child — a tiny girl — sitting by the roadside, sobbing quietly because she is too weak from hunger to cry very loud, you would sell your watch to buy her breakfast. If you should hear somewhere in the restless wards the low moan of an American soldier, you would gladly sit by him all night, if that would save his life. You are not there, but here, where these sights and sounds are not brought home to you! But the Red Cross is there — and you can make it your representative! Over there the Prussians are crucifying the incarnate Liberty of Man, and they are making the world black for little children! The money you give to the Red Cross now will give you the right, when the Beast is beaten down, to think, “There are happy children, clear eyed women and strong men alive today, because my money went across!” What are you going to do about it?

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