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Fund Set Up to Aid Victims of San Salvador Earthquake

The American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has announced the creation of an “El Salvador Recovery Fund” to aid victims of the earthquake that devastated parts of San Salvador, capital of the Central American country, October 10.

Noting that 31,000 families were left homeless by the quake, according to recent United Nations figures, the AJWS said funds raised would be channeled through non-governmental organizations and used for recovery programs that address the housing and health needs of the poorest citizens of San Salvador.

The AJWS has responded to two natural disasters in the 18 months since its founding–the Mexico City earthquake last year and the volcanic eruption that destroyed the town of Armero in Colombia.

The AJWS said that tax-deductible contributions for the El Salvador victims should be earmarked “El Salvador Recovery” and sent to: American Jewish World Service, 29 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 101, Boston, MA 02116. REMINGER: There will be no Daily News Bulletin dated November 27, Thanksgiving Day, a postal holiday.

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