$2,000 TO START FUND FOR RELIEF
BY Tulsa World
Jun 2, 1921
1/20/13 at 7:31 AM
The World to Accept Contributions to Relief Negro Sufferers
TO WIPE OUT STAIN
Only the Generosity Can Tulsa People Remove Black Blot of Blood and Fire
BUSINESS MEN TO MEET
Questions of Rebuilding District to Be Taken Up at Meeting Probably Today
It was learned last night that leading business and professional men of the city are planning to hold a meeting at which plans will be discussed as to the raising of funds with which to rebuild "Little Africa," which was practically razed by fire during and after the rioting Tuesday night and Wednesday.
The World’s Relief Fund
Tulsa Daily World………………….$1,000
F. W. Dye, 1001 North Denver………. 500
Judge H. L. Standeven……………… 500
The red and black blot of shame was smeared in blood and fire on the fair reputation of Tulsa yesterday.
Thousands of negroes were homeless last night and hundreds no doubt went hungry despite the heroic and untiring efforts of the various relief organizations.
Everything they had in the world was consumed in the blaze that devastated "Little Africa" in the reign of death and terror yesterday.
Only by an unprecedented burst of generosity of the part of the always generous people of Tulsa can this black stain be wiped out.
The World will give $1,000 toward relieving the suffering and distress of the unfortunate and in most cases entirely innocent victims of the mob.
F.W. Dye, 1002 North Denver yesterday afternoon phoned the World that he would give $500.
Judge H.L. Standeven was the second unsolicited subscriber of The World fund phoning in a contribution of $500.
Tulsans, The World calls upon you in the name of humanity to loosen your purse strings and help succor the needy.
This is not the time of the charity to be left to organizations, or for the giving to be left to the wealthy. There must be response immediate and city-wide, from ALL the people, rich and poor alike, to show the world Tulsa can and will care for its sufferers.
Perhaps the response by open-hearted, justice-loving Tulsans will be so quick and so generous that The World’s relief fund can be made into a restoration fund. The World earnestly hopes so. And it believes such will be the case.
Send in your check, your money order or your cast to "The Tulsa World Relief Editor." A careful record will be kept of all contributions. Every subscription will be acknowledged.
Every dollar and every cent will go to the relief of the needy. The World guarantees the money will be properly dispersed.
Tulsa, what is your answer?
Give it NOW!
BEDDING, CLOTHES, SUPPLIES ASKED BY CHARITIES.
An appeal to the generosity of Tulsans to give bedding, clothes and supplies of any kind to afford temporary relief to the destitute negro families were issued by Humane Agent A.M. Welch Wednesday evening.
Many of the negroes are very scantily dressed and very few have any other clothes in the world than those on their backs. Mr. Welch said, adding clothes are especially needed for the babies and children. There is great need for bedding for the destitute ones at the fair grounds, as even the withdrawal of many paroled by their employers will leave hundreds to be cared for. And then, for the work of rehabilitation of homes later on, there is a great need of household furnishings, Mr. Welch said.
Mr. Welch has been appointed to purchase food for the refugees at the fair grounds, as representative of the board of county commissioners. He dispatched cooked food to the grounds Wednesday evening and will send out cooking equipment Thursday. A military commission will be established at the camp, but Mr. Welch will purchase all supplies ordered by the county commissioners.
The humane society and other philanthropic organizations of the city put a working organization into operation with surprising rapidity Wednesday. Churches opened their doors to negro mothers and children and furnished food and other relief possible to secure in a short span of time. The Red Cross emblem on cars hurrying on deeds of mercy and on trucks bearing ice or other supplies was given traffic right-of-way everywhere. Church women will arrange today to perform their relief work systematically and to keep a working force on duty.
An appeal for linen suitable for babies and bandages and also baby clothes were sent out Wednesday night by the Red Cross which is handling the relief situation. Articles suitable for such purpose should be sent to Red Cross headquarters at Fourth and Cincinnati. Clothing is also needed as many of the negroes lost everything they had in the fire.