PHILADELPHIA (Jul. 26)
Pioneer Women, the American Women’s Labor Zionist Organization, has raised a total of $2,046,652 during the past two years, it was announced here today by Mrs. Blanche Fine, national president of the organization. Addressing the 40th anniversary convention of Pioneer Women, Mrs. Fine said that a total $4,712,670 in Israel bonds have been sold by the organization during the same period. This brings the total amount raised by Pioneer Women for Israel bonds since 1951 to $25,007,720.
Pioneer Women also raised $1,000,000 for the completion of the “Hevel Negev” project of the Jewish National Fund for the reclamation of land in the Negev area from Dimona to Sde Boker, Mrs. Fine reported. The organization was presented at the convention with a citation by the JNF for its efforts on behalf of the project. The convention will continue through Wednesday.