In May of 1920, Caleb was appointed as the Director of the Smyrna unit of the Near East Relief. Following the defeat of the Greek Army by the Turks and the burning of several sections of Smyrna, Caleb managed the relief effort, distributing supplies and assisting in the evacuation of refugees, primarily of Greek and Armenian decent.

The following are letters and documents related to Caleb's work with the Near East Relief:

Genealogy of Caleb W. Lawrence & Family