Good Neighbors (1947)
"This is a map of your home. This is where you live -- right next to about a hundred and fifty million of your neighbors. Good Americans are good neighbors. What makes us Americans such good neighbors?Is it the pity? Or is it rather a mutual helpfulness? Another investment in cooperation which has made this country great and strong.
"Back in the old days when a neighbor's crops were in danger, the neighbors helped."
"When there was sickness, the neighbors helped. When there was accident or misfortune, the neighbors helped."
"As we have grown, so have our problems."
"but we still have the means to meet our problems together."
"In nearly every city and town in America the symbol of the Red Feather is the symbol of our mutual helpfulness."
"Keeping each other well,"
"solving each other's problems with a maximum of skill,"
"and a minimum of hurt pride and emotional distress."
"Because through the twelve thousand Red Feather services which are supported"
"by our community chests, "
"we can help others to help themselves"
"to greater independence and prosperity."
"And that means a greater, stronger America."
"To the handicapped and the sick,"
"Red Feather means a good neighbor."
"To those that are too old, or two young,"
"or too weak to help themselves"
"the Red Feather means a good neighbor."
"To everybody in every community,"
"your Red Feather is a guarantor"
"of better health, protection,"
"and greater opportunity for your neighbors, and you."
"It belongs to you. You help create its services for the good of all. It combines under one symbol a number of neighborly services that make life more worthwhile."
"The Community Chest is your organization. It needs your moral support. It needs your financial support. And it needs your help in guiding its work to greater mutual helpfulness. It's an investment in your country. So give, and give enough, for all our Red Feather services."
This two-minute PSA (Public Service Announcement) was released in 1947. The images above are transferred from an original 35mm nitrate print.
with Van Johnson. Unknown director. Red Feather Community Chest.
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