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By Helping War Wives......

The Canadian Patriotic Fund raises money during the war to help support the wives and families of soldiers serving overseas. In April 1915, $273 423.90 was distributed to 14 615 families! The average payment to help each family was $18.71. The maximum daily payment for a family of four would be:

Mother....................................1.00

Child -12 years........................ 0.25

Child -8 years...........................0.15

Child -4 years...........................0.10

In September of 1915, 26 000 families were recieving $375 000 from the Canadian Patriotic Fund.

The export value of munitions and materials during the war grew rapidly.

1914..........................$28 164

1915....................$57 213 688

1916.................$296 505 257

1917..................$388 213 553

1918.................$260 711 751

By Michelle, Deidra, and Maria