NEW YORK (Dec. 28)
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee announced Thursday that it was establishing an “open mail-box” for humanitarian aid to Romania.
All contributions will be used for urgently needed medical supplies and assistance to the thousands of civilian casualties injured in the revolution that overthrew the 24-year regime of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
It will be distributed on a strictly non-sectarian basis for the benefit of the Romanian people, according to JDC President Sylvia Hassenfeld.
Hassenfeld said the JDC has been in touch with the Romanian Jewish community through its chief rabbi, Dr. Moses Rosen, throughout the crisis.
Donations may be sent to the Open Mailbox for Romania, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 711 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017.