4,000 Tons of Supplies

Date February 1919


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  • Relief Begins

Near East Relief launches the steamship Pensacola for Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon) carrying 4,000 tons of food and supplies. On February 19, 1919, 250 Near East Relief volunteers sail from Hoboken, NJ on the S.S. Leviathan. The party includes doctors, nurses, and other technical specialists.