50 Thousand Pesos Already Collected for War Victims
Mexican Jews Respond Warmly with Help for Victims in Europe
The committee that is conducting the campaign for Jewish war victims is working very actively, despite the fact that the entire workload fell on only some of the members. Over the course of this week, another 10 thousand pesos were collected, and this was from around thirty people.
Up to fifty thousand pesos have already been gathered—and hundreds and hundreds of Jews who have not yet been approached have yet to contribute.
The committee will do all that is possible to ensure that no Jew is left out of the campaign—but it is also necessary for the members of the committee who are "behind the times" to become actively involved, and community leaders wishing to collaborate should also step forward. All who are willing are requested to come to the planning meeting on Monday evening and volunteer to take on some of the work because the campaign must be completed in the next couple of weeks.
As was already announced, 5,000 dollars were sent off to "Joint"1 (check No. 2476 of the Manufacturers' Trust Co.) and the executive has been authorized to send off another check in the coming days from the money that has already been collected. In this way, the contributions of Mexican Jews will reach the place where all of our hearts already lie.
The campaign in the provinces
In Monterrey, thanks to the cooperation of Mr. Maizel and the local community leaders, around 4,000 pesos have been collected, and this money should reach the Committee in the next couple of days. The Jews in Torreón have collected over 3,000 pesos, as was communicated in a letter to the Committee.
Avrom Gerzon, a prominent community leader and board member of Nidkhe Yisroel,2 is currently in Veracruz and will oversee the campaign there. Tomorrow, Sunday, the Messrs. A. Nones, Finance Secretary, and M. Rubenstein, the editor of Di Shtime, will visit Puebla with the same goal.
All Jews from both the city and provinces are called upon to fulfill their obligation with respect to our tormented, suffering brothers, during this great catastrophe of our people, and hurry with assistance. Mexican Jews will fulfill their duty!