Lot 72: TLS as president, one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, April 5, 1929. Letter to Dr. Alton M. Young of Volunteers of America, Inc. In full: "The Fiftieth Anniversary of the ministry of General Ballington Booth is rightly the occasion for general felicitations, and I gladly extend mine to Mrs. Maud Booth. Their work in developing the Volunteers of America into an organization of its present high social value is a distinctive contribution to human welfare." Scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 by Ballington Booth, son of Salvation Army founder William Booth, and his wife Maud. Their mission was to aid the poor through a variety of assistance services, including low-income housing, food pantries, and employment bureaus. The charitable organization was especially important during the soon-to-come Great Depression, mobilizing to provide relief for the unemployed, hungry, and homeless.
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