IMPERIAL HOTEL TOKYO
As the hopes of Japan are centered upon the United States, so the Five Hundred [employees] of the Imperial Hotel are setting their faith upon the generosity of the former American guests of the Hotel.
During the first terrible days of the World's greatest disaster, when the Imperial became the sole haven of refuge for Americans in Tokyo, our boys fought courageously to protect them against the fires that raged all around. The [employees] remained on guard duty during five long, gruesome nights, and during the days they administered cheerfully to the comfort of hundreds of refugees and guests, though they themselves had lost their homes and belongings.
We appeal to you to stretch forth your hand in help of these boys so that they and their families may be clothed and sheltered.
Enclosed you will find a copy of a letter written by the President and the Manager of the Hotel and also a folder-map of Tokyo. (The shaded portion was totally destroyed.)
Kindly interest your friends also and mail your check to the Treasurer as soon as possible. A tablet recording the names of the donors will be erected in the Imperial Hotel.
With hearty thanks for your generous response, I have the honor to remain
Very truly yours,