Pacific Stars and Stripes,
June 7, 1953
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.