NEW YORK (Dec. 29)
More than $30,000,000 has been raised by the 1944 nationwide campaign of the United Jewish Appeal, it was announced today by Rabbi James G. Heller, William Rosenwald and Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, national chairmen of the unified drive in behalf of the Joint Distribution Committee, the United Palestine Appeal and the National Refugee Service. Gross pledges toward the $32,000,000 quota for 1944 exceeded the figure of $30,000,000, representing the largest sum ever raised in one year in the United States for any Jewish purpose.
The national chairmen announced that the sum of $25,080,000 has thus far been allocated by original agreement as well as by the action of the U.J.A. allotment committee. By agreement $15,000,000 was distributed as follows, $8,640,000 to the Joint Distribution Committee; $5,360,000 to the United Palestine Appeal; and $1,000,000 to the National Refugee Service. Several weeks ago the allotment committee distributed an additional sum as follows: $5,232,558 to the J.D.C.; $4,767,442 to the U.P.A., and a contingent amount of $80,000 to the N.R.S. Additional amounts available for allocation will be divided at another meeting of the allotment committee which is scheduled to convene early in 1945.