Yanks in Korea Give $13 Million
NEW YORK, June
7 (UP)- American soldiers in Korea have contributed more than 13 million
dollars to aid homeless, injured, and sick Koreans, the American-Korean
Foundation said today.
A report by Dr. Howard Rusk, director
of the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the New
York University-Bellevue Medical center, was issued as President Eisenhower
proclaimed next week as Aid to Korea week.
The week-long observance will open
a nation-wide emergency campaign for 5 million dollars for immediate
help for the people of war-ravaged South Korea.
Rusk reported that 10 million persons
in Korea have been made homeless by the war and 100,000 orphans need
homes and medical attention. A total of 5,000 amputees are without
artificial limbs, he said, and 300,000 war widows need immediate assistance.
The immediate aims of the foundation's
drive are to raise funds for a 900-bed rehabilitation center, a clearing
center for homeless orphans, and the rebuilding of hospitals and schools.