Hadassah Ships Supplies for 15,000 Turkish Quake Victims
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Hadassah Ships Supplies for 15,000 Turkish Quake Victims

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Hadassah, the American women’s Zionist organization, today dispatched to Turkish earthquake areas a shipment of emergency supplies sufficient for 15,000 persons. The shipment was addressed to the Red Crescent, Turkish Red Cross, “with Palestine Jewry’s sympathy.”

Turkish Consul General Kharaspan, speeding the shipment on the way, declared that his country “especially appreciates the assistance of Palestine Jewry, which itself has been suffering for three years.” He added: “One cent from you is the equivalent of a dollar from more prosperous persons.”

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