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U.S. Awards $165,686 to Malben from Counterpart Funds in Israel

January 26, 1967
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The United States Government has awarded a grant of $165,686 from United States counterpart funds to Malben, the Joint Distribution Committee program on behalf of aged, ill and handicapped newcomers to Israel, it was announced here today.

Counterpart funds accrue from sales by the U.S. Government to the Israeli Government of food and other commodities. In addition to the grant, the U.S. donated over 2,300,000 lbs. of Food for Peace supplies to Malben institutions in the first six months of 1966. This included flour, milk, corn meal, oil and bulgur wheat, and was valued at close to $150,000.

The grant will be used by JDC-Malben for urgent repairs and replacement of defective equipment in its eleven old age homes, in two hospitals for the chronically ill and handicapped, and in other related facilities, most of it on kitchen equipment, refrigeration units, heating installations and general maintenance equipment.

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