Wallace Campbell

Wallace Campbell, together with Lincoln Clark and Arthur Ringland, founded Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) in 1945 to rush lifesaving assistance to the survivors of World War II in Europe and Asia. More than 100 million relief packages were delivered, embedding the phrase “care package” into the American lexicon as a term synonymous with helping people in need. Campbell’s 40-year association with CARE helped it evolve toward a model of self-sufficient programs that create lasting solutions to the problems of poverty.

Social issues Wallace Campbell addressed:

  • Disaster relief
  • Poverty
  • Homelessness

Social issues that need to be addressed today:

  • Disaster Relief – People around the world continue to suffer from disasters, manmade and natural – wars, earthquakes, droughts, tsunamis, heavy flooding, hurricanes or cyclones cause them to lose their lives, homes, access to clean water, food and medical care. Sometimes these disasters cause long-term economic hardship as well. We need to continue to respond to people affected by disasters. Source
  • Global Hunger and Poverty – CARE International today provides relief services throughout the world that help teach people to be self sufficient and improves their lives. CARE has helped more than one billion people in 120 countries. Source
  • Homelessness