New York (May. 18)
The Hebrew Immigrant and Sheltering Society of America, the Hias, has gladly undertaken the work of relieving the necessities of the Jewish unemployed and homeless, Mr. Abraham German, the President of the Hias, says in a report which he has issued here, realising the gravity of the situation and recognising, too, that it is the cuty of the Jewish community to take care of their own.
One hundred and fifty-one thousand, four hundred and ninety-five meals were served at the Hias headquarters from January 1st. to April 30th. this year, to Jewish unemployed and homeless men, women and children, Mr. Herman reports, and 15,463 nights of shelter were provided during the same period.
Our resources have been taxed to the uttermost, he continues, we have no endowment fund to fall back upon and are entirely dependent upon voluntary contributions. The state of affairs now is such that Hias must receive immediate financial assistance. It is evident from the figures that we shall be called upon to continue our relief activities on the same large, if not larger, scale. The needy are storming our doors. We shall be grateful for every possible assistance that will be given us.