Mobilizing on the Homefront: Northwest Ohio in Support of the War Effort

Founding certificate of Wood County Chapter, American National Red Cross

Founding certificate of Wood County Chapter, American National Red Cross

This gallery features four sub-galleries telling the story of how Northwest Ohioans mobilized on the homefront to aid in the U.S.'s war effort, provide support for their friends and family members serving in the U.S. armed forces, and to provide aid and relief to the dependent families of active servicemen.  The sub-galleries feature materials on the wartime activities of Northwest Ohio chapters of the American Red Cross; the efforts of the War Relief Commission of the Loyola Club of St. Mary Catholic Church in Toledo, Ohio; Northwest Ohio participation in national "liberty bond" subscription campaigns; and the manufacturing of the "Liberty Truck," the first standardized U.S. military vehicle, by the Gramm-Bernstein Motor Truck Company of Lima, Ohio.