Delaware General Assembly


WHEREAS, the Annual American Red Cross Roll Call will be held from Armistice Day to Thanksgiving, thus again affording an opportunity to every public spirited citizen to become a member and lend his financial support to the activities of this organization, and

WHEREAS, during the year ending June 30, 1936, the American Red Cross gave food, clothing, shelter, medical aid and assistance toward rehabilitation of 131,000 families (approximately 550,000) persons, following 150 disasters. Disasters requiring Red Cross assistance included bombings, earthquakes, epidemics, explosions, fires, floods, hail-storms, hurricanes and shipwrecks. Although disaster relief is more generally known because of the wide publicity given the work following the catastrophies, this work constitutes only a part of the yearly accomplishments of the Society. The Red Cross also carries on a program of service including public health nursing, first-aid and life-saving, and 8,331,298 school children enrolled in the Junior Red Cross are carrying on programs for community betterment. This and other work of the Red Cross is supported by your annual membership subscription.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, C. D. Buck, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim November 11 to 26, 1936 for the ANNUAL ROLL CALL OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS and again wish to urge that the citizens of the State of Delaware continue to support the activities of this organization which so valiantly rescues the unfortunate in times of disaster, solely through the donations from American people everywhere.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, C. D. Buck, Governor of the .State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this sixth day of November, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-first.

(Great Seal)

By the Governor:


W. D. SMITH, Secretary of State.