Sophie Levin, Red Cross Worker, Dies in Pittsburgh

Sophie Levin, 44, nationally known Red Cross worker, who instituted the annual “roll call” plan and directed work for raising funds for Belgian and German war relief, died at her home here today. For fifteen years she was identified with Red Cross work in western Pennsylvania. She was the founder of the Mothers’ Pension League of Allegheny County.

Born in Troy, N. Y., she came to Pittsburgh at an early age. She was first connected with the Pittsburgh Industrial Development Council and was later employed by the late Dr. Leonard Levy of Temple Rodef Shalom. Her first connection with the Red Cross, in which she received national honors some weeks ago, was in the campaign for Belgian war relief. Later she directed the work of raising funds for German relief and the Mississippi flood sufferers. Her years of effort along welfare lines culminated in the award of a gold medal from the National Red Cross, which was presented to her while she was in the hospital.

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