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An appeal on behalf of THE S.O.S. SOCIETY by GORDON HARKER
The primary object of the S.O.S. Society is to put into employment men who are homeless, jobless, penniless, and friendless. These men come to the Society for help, either directly or through other bodies which introduce them.
The Society maintains hostels in London, which, in character and appearance, are private houses. About twenty-five men live in each hostel, so that the warden can take a personal interest in each man.
These men and youths are rebuilt physically and often mehtally and morally, and re-equipped to take their place in the world again as useful citizens.
Through their residence in the Society's hostels a large number of ex-service men, discharged prisoners, probation cases, convalescents from illness and others find their feet again each year.
Although the total accommodation of the hostels is only a little more than two hundred beds, 1,289 men and youths found employment during 1938. Over 200,000 have heen helped since the Society was founded.
There is no time limit to a man's stay in the S.O.S. Society's hostels and no task work for him to do.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to Gordon Harker , Esq., [address removed]
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