Finnish Relief Fund

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The Finnish Relief Fund was a humanitarian aid organization initiated by former U.S. President Herbert Hoover in December 1939. It was intended to support Finnish civilians during the Winter War. By March 1940, it had raised 2.5 million US dollars.[1]

Hoover's campaign was advertised in 1,400 newspapers across the United States. The largest contributions came from private donors ($1.9 million), newspaper ads ($652,869), industrial companies ($318,188) and labor unions ($27,294).[2] The income from first screening of the film Gone with the Wind in the state of Washington was forwarded to the relief fund.[2]

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  1. ^ "Herbert Hoover's Food Relief Efforts - Finland". Cornell College. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b Winberg, Vesa (4 December 2014). "Yhdysvaltojen presidentti Herbert Hoover talvisodan sytyttyä: "Meidän täytyy jälleen auttaa rauhaa rakastavia suomalaisia"" (in Finnish). YLE. Retrieved 25 December 2014.

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