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June 22, 1940: Actress Shirley Temple appears at a two-hour nationwide radio benefit for the American Red Cross Mercy Fund. More than 50 celebrities, including Bing Crosby and Mickey Rooney, helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help war refugees in Europe.

Send a text to 90999 with the word REDCROSS to make a donation of 10$ to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy

The Priscilla war work book, including directions for knitted garments and comfort kits from the American Red cross, and knitted garments for the boy scout, by Elsa Barsaloux.

Charlton Heston - In 1944, Heston enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces. He served for two years as a radio operator and aerial gunner aboard a B-25 Mitchell stationed in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands with the Eleventh Air Force. He reached the rank of Staff Sergeant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlton_Heston

"Actress Rita Hayworth, chosen by soldiers at Camp Callan as their away-from-home mother, stitches the britches of Private Luther Eklund." - LIFE magazine, May 25, 1942.