NEW YORK (Nov. 7)
The first united fund-raising campaign for United HIAS Service, sole Jewish international migration agency, will begin early in January, 1955, according to Ben Touster, president of the group. Plans for the drive are now being drafted.
The drive for some $3,500,000 entisages the raising of funds through Jewish federations and welfare funds, the agency’s auxiliaries, membership and individual contributors in areas where no organized welfare fund exists. Since its consolidation, United HIAS Service has been operating with funds received from the previous sources of the three organizations of which it is comprised.
The proposed budget anticipates that the scope and volume of the new agency’s work in various parts of the world next year will be at least as great as that of the three agencies involved during the preceding year. Among the problems faced by United HIAS Service in the coming year will be the finding of immigration opportunities for some 17,500 persons now registered with the organization’s offices in Europe.