WHEREAS, as a quasi-governmental agency, one of the primary responsibilities of the American Red Cross, is the relief of human need resulting from non-enemy-caused disasters; and

WHEREAS, the Red Cross has long served as the nationwide agency through which the American people voluntarily extend assistance to individuals and families with disaster-caused needs, beyond their own resources; and

WHEREAS, the Red Cross is already extending emergency assistance to the citizens of our community in this grave hour of emergency and will follow the same with rehabilitation assistance to all those in need of such assistance:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, as Governor of the State of Delaware, hereby officially designate the American Red Cross as the official disaster relief agency in the State of Delaware for assistance to stricken families and individuals, and I urge all our citizens to extend their full cooperation to the Red Cross in this time of great need. All agencies, both public and private, are requested to extend their full support.

I further urge that all individuals, groups, and organizations desiring to make contributions for the relief of the disaster victims send their contributions to our local Red Cross chapter. All such donations will be used by the Red Cross in the humane task of caring for the needs of disaster sufferers who are unable to rehabilitate themselves without assistance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this 14th day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-sixth.



Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State