50,000 B’nai B’rith Women Pledged to Participate in Civilian Defense

A decision placing all 50,000 members of the 480 senior and junior B’nai B’rith women’s auxiliaries at the full disposal of the Civilian Defense authorities was adopted here yesterday at the annual meeting of the Women’s Supreme Council of the B’nai B’rith, following an address by Mrs. Henry Morgenthau, Jr., assistant to Mrs. Roosevlet in the Office of Civilian Defense.

The meeting called for intensified cooperation between B’nai B’rith women and local defense councils and the United Service Organization’s welfare activities for men in the armed services, a broadening of B’nai B’rith service to the American Red Cross in all its manifold activities, continued cooperation with and contribution to responsible agencies engaged in providing relief and aid to war victims and refugees and an intensive program of citizenship education and Americanism. Expenditures of $126,000 during the past year for war relief, refugee aid, scholarship loans, community welfare, Red Cross and educational projects were reported. Mrs. Lenore D. Underwood, of San Francisco, was re-elected president of the B’nai B’rith Women’s Supreme Council.

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