NEW YORK (Oct. 16)
Organization of a National Committee on Service to Veterans in which 14 national organizations are participating, was announced today by Louis Kraft, executive director of the National Jewish Welfare Board.
Objectives of the National Committee are: 1. Assisting in over-all planning to assure adequate service to veterans; 2. Providing advice and information to national private agencies about service to veterans; 3. Offering guidance to communities through local agencies and councils of social agencies; 4. Consulting in advisory capacity with government agencies.
The work of the Veterans Service Committee of JWB will be related to the National committee on Service to Veterans, Mr. Kraft stated. “The aim of the National Committee is to enlist all local resources in a central committee to serve the returning veteran just as the aim of our own Veterans Service Committees is to enlist the total Jewish resources of a community,” he said.
“The JWB National Veterans Service Committee, which includes representatives of the Jewish War Veterans, will continue to inspire the organization of local Jewish committees, which will then become part of or cooperate with the central committee organized in other cities. In this way the returning Jewish veteran will be enabled to secure a complete information and guidance service, both Jewish and general.” More than fifty local Veterans Service Committees have already been organized to utilize the facilities of existing organizations, Mr. Kraft revealed, and more are in process of formation.