The amount of $12,400,000 has been received by the United Jewish Campaign in collection. David A. Brown, National Chairman of the United Jewish Campaign, announced yesterday.
“Although decided upon in September 1925, the campaign did not actually get under way until the end of that year,” Mr. Brown stated. “The $12,400,000 received up to the first of this month, therefore represents the work of only two and a half years. The result of our effort is most gratifying and serves as proof of the splendid response of American Jewry to the needs of our less fortunate brethren throughout the world.
“We have been forced in spite of this splendid record of the collection of pledges to issue an appeal throughout America for an emergency fund of $3,100,000–the minimum required for the continuation of our work without interruption, particularly during the summer months. Since the issuance of this appeal in the early part of May $1,200,000 has been received by the treasury of the United Jewish Campaign up to the first of July.
“I plead with each Campaign officer,” Mr. Brown declared, “to exert a stronger effort than ever before for immediate collections. Let each subscriber know that by his payment of his pledge he can bring to the men, women and children of Europe, a little brighter, a little happier and a less miserable day.”