[Heber J. Grant]
Bishop Sylvester Q. Cannon called on the Presidency and we expressed our absolute opposition to the Commercial Club or other institutions calling for special Fasts. So far as our people are concerned we do not favor any special fasts from which the funds are diverted from the Church. It is ridiculous for us to take care of our poor and then help the Community Chest, and then have them take up special donations none of which goes to the poor of our people.
[Source: The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]