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Baltimore Jewish Merchants Affected by Rioting Receive Assistance

May 14, 1968
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Two panels of businessmen have been set up by the Associated Jewish Charities of Baltimore to help Jewish merchants who suffered extensive losses from the rioting which followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in April. Many of the merchants asked for comprehensive help with such problems as information on government help and means of obtaining it, methods of financing to re-establish their enterprises, as well as tax, legal and insurance problems, according to Albert D. Hutzler, Jr., president of the Associated Jewish Charities.

Mr. Hutzler also reported that the Associated Placement and Guidance Bureau, an affiliate, had begun listing descriptions of businesses available for sale. He reported also that the bureau had been working with 64 businessmen hit in the riots and had placed 32 in jobs. The Jewish Family and Children’s Service assisted 27 affected families. Of these, he said, 15 were placed in new residences and 17 received financial help.

(Jewish merchants who suffered losses in rioting in Washington will receive help from a volunteer lawyers’ committee now being organized by the Washington Chapter of the American Jewish Congress. The chapter said it had created the committee at the request of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington.)

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