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Hadassah Appeals for Clothing for Thousands of Palestine Victims

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An appeal from Palestine for clothing, linens and blankets for the destitute victims of the attacks was received by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. The cable states that thousands of families are marked, disease is rife, and large quantities of supplies are needed immediately.

Mrs. A. H. Fromenson, chairman of the Hadassah Palestine Supplies Department, which sends supplies monthly to Palestine is issuing a special appeal to all the 287 chapters of Hadassah and 800 sewing groups throughout the country, asking for contributions. (Continued on Page 12)

Scores of women eager to go to Palestine as nurses have volunteered their services to Hadassah.

Cables about the situation in Safed, which is still in flames, state that “the sanitation is horrible,” sickness is increasing and food is difficult to obtain. Children of the city are being fed by Hadassah. A Hadassah commission has been sent to Safed to organize relief work there. More beds are needed in the Safed Hospital, the message states. Fearing for the safety of the Hadassah clinic in Haifa, Hadassah officers have transferred it to Mount Carmel, which is easier to defend.

Mrs. A. H. Vixman, a member of the national board of Hadassah, who is in Jerusalem, states in a message that the Hadassah Medical Organization is administering relief work in all parts of the country, pending the organization of a central relief committee. Another cable states that Meier Shfeyah, the children’s village maintained by Junior Hadassah, which was in danger of attack, is now safe and under adequate protection.

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