Finnish Relief Fund

The Finnish Relief Fund was a humanitarian aid organization initiated by United States 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 the first screening of the film Gone with the Wind in the state of Washington was forwarded to the relief fund. [2]

See also

  • Foreign support of Finland in the Winter War
  • Commission for Polish Relief


  1. Jump up^ “Hoover’s Herbert Food Relief Efforts – Finland” . Cornell College . Retrieved 25 December 2014 .
  2. ^ Jump up to: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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