War Savings Stamps
War savings stamps were issued by the U.S. Treasury Department to help fund the war. This fundraiser differed from Liberty Bonds because stamps were purchased more often by citizens where the bonds where purchased by banks.
Sales of War Savings Stamps -- Harrison Co.
Quota Sales Per Capital
$1,269,680 $1,355,240 $21.35
Sales of War Savings Stamps--Statewide
Not every fundraiser was on such a large scale. In September of 1917, four girls raised $8 to be donated to the Red Cross by performing a play on Pike Street. Other local organizations, such as the Boy Scouts also took up the cause of raising money.