The above, however, as just stated, takes no account of the donations in kind which have perhaps constituted the most impressive feature of the work. Some idea of the latter may be gathered from the fact that the total number of packages of Red Cross supplies sent abroad to date (September, 1917), approaches 100,000 (the average value of each being estimated at $50), whilst several thousand additional packages have been consumed in Canada. One hundred and twenty-five motor ambulances figure among "materials" forwarded to the fighting line by the Canadian Red Cross. Sixty-eight Red Cross nurses were sent from Canada in the first two years of the war alone.
The reference table herewith credits $4,846,083.60 in all to the Canadian Red Cross. This includes a valuation of the donations in kind up to March, 1916, but makes no attempt at a similar estimate for the past year and a half, lists of articles at the time of writing not being available. It would doubtless be safe to add another million to the fund to render full justice to the efforts on its behalf.
The Canadian Red Cross has been able to make generous contributions to the Allies. The following statement is now a year old, but will serve as an index:
France Cash $89,340.01
Supplies—at least 1,000,000.00
Belgium Supplies—at least 100,000.00
Russia Supplies—at least 75,000.00
Serbia Cash 42,123.40
Italy Cash (Ambulance) 10,000.00
Montenegro Cash 20,304.17