(1886 - 1948) Irish-born priest of the Catholic Church in the United States - he founded the orphanage known as Boys Town located in Boys Town, Douglas County, Nebraska, which now also serves as a center for troubled youth
"First of all, I want to apologize for this delay in thanking you` for the very generous gift in the amount of $500.00 which you sent to us at the holidays. There are so many demands made upon my time at each holiday season that my correspondence falls sadly behind, and I have not had an opportunity until now to thank you for your generous thought of us.
I know it is needless for me to tell you that your generous contribution will be a very real help in our new expansion program which I outlined in my previous letter..."
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