Jack Waddington shakes hands with AFSC volunteer Mrs. M.C. Morris on the steps of Philadelphia's 12th Street Meeting House as she and her husband prepare to leave for France, July 27, 1945.
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Photograph of a group of well dressed people, one woman carrying a suit case shakes the hand of a gentleman.

Credit: Courtesy of Temple University, Urban Archives, Philadelphia, Pa.

After the end of World War I, more than 600 American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) volunteers conducted relief work in Europe. During World War II, AFSC volunteers helped Japanese Americans in relocation camps, and established offices in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, China, and India to provide food, clothing, and other assistance to refugees. A Quaker team was also the first civilian group in Normandy after the D-Day invasion.

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