Joint Emergency Fund Reaches Total of $1,300,000; Communities Paying Up
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Joint Emergency Fund Reaches Total of $1,300,000; Communities Paying Up

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Additional contributions of $150,000 since July 1 to the Emergency Fund of the United Jewish Campaign were announced by David A. Brown, National Chairman, making a total of $1,300,000 collected during the past ten weeks. The purpose of the fund is to enable the Joint Distribution Committee to carry on its constructive relief activities abroad.

Leading the emergency contributions this month is Cleveland, Ohio. Due to the special efforts of John Anisfield. Zone Chairman, Edward M.Baker, City Chairman, and E. S. Halle, Treasurer, Cleveland was able to remit $25,000, with the assurances, conveyed by S. Goldhamer Secretary, that another $25,000 will be forwarded early next month.

The Oregon Committee, Ben Selling, Chairman, and Julius L. Meier, Treasurer, has remitted since the emergency appeal in May the impressive sum of $27,000. Almost at the other end of the country, the Kentucky Committee, under the leadership of Col. Fred Levy, and Sol Levy, Treasurer, has done equally well, sending to the United Jewish Campaign $7,500.

The slogan raised by David A. Brown last spring, “Borrow and Advance!” is being carried out in a number of communities. Thus, the Illinois Committee, of which Arthur Lehmann is Chairman and Albert C. Salzenstein is Treasurer has forwarded to national headquarters $15,000. Of this amount $5,000 was borrowed from a bank on account of pledges due. The City of Baltimore has also been most active in the emergency. Thanks to the strenuous efforts of L. Manuel Hendler, Chairman, and William Levy. Treasurer. Baltimore has contributed $10,000 since July 1, making a total of $30,000

The State of Wisconsin has to date remitted to the Emergency Fund the sum of $28,000. The campaign there is in the hands of Messrs. A. L. Saltzstein, Oscar Greenwald, and Dr. Benjamin Glassberg. The sum of $23,800 has been received from Detroit, Mich., where the Emergency Fund effort is being conducted by Henry Wineman, Chairman, and Meyer L. Prentis, Treasurer. The share so far contributed to the Emergency Fund by Akron, Ohio. where Louis D. Freiberg is Chairman and H. O. Polsky is Treasurer, is $5.800.

The City of New York has turned over to the United Jewish Campaign since the emergency message went out in May, a total of $105.000. The leaders of the New York campaign are William Fox. Chairman, David M. Bressler. Acting Chairman, and Paul Baerwald, Treasurer.

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