Federation May Be Compelled to Use Earmarked Funds for Relief

In a statement discussing the present status of the Jewish Welfare Federation of Detroit and the position of the relief agencies, Henry Wineman, chairman of the board of directors of the Federation, declares that as a result of the economic crisis and the deficit created it may become necessary to use some $80,000 of funds “earmarked” for other purposes to aid the needy and unemployed.

Declaring that the Federation is faced by a serious problem, Mr. Wineman states:

“The Federation has funds raised for other purposes, such as the Jewish Center site, which funds must be held inviolate, because they are earmarked for the proposed Jewish Center,” Mr. Wineman said. “Only with the consent of the subscribers could such funds be used for other purposes. Possibly we shall be driven to such an extremity. Detroit Jews have always taken care of their own, and a way must, and most likely will, be found. In the meantime, the relief work must go on.”

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