Pacific Stars and Stripes,
Jan. 13, 1954
PUSAN, Korea, Jan. 13- Sixty-eight
different relief and charitable agencies are being helped by U.S.
Army units in this metropolitan area.
According to a list released yesterday by Pusan
Military Post, most of the institutions that have been "adopted" by
American soldiers are orphanages. However, the list also included
schools, old people's homes, war-widow's homes, hospitals and churches.
A total of 88 American military units are acting
as sponsors. Some f the larger agencies have two or more benefactors.
Brig. Gen. Richard S. Whitcomb, commanding general
of PMP, pointed out that the soldiers give their time, un-saleable
scrap, gifts, money and other badly needed goods to the institutions.
Also, Whitcomb added, "Many of the military units
are rejuvenating old and building new buildings under the Armed Forces
Assistance to Korea program.
"We are still not reaching
all the needy," he said, "for there are more charitable institutions
that do not have a sponsor yet."
Whitcomb urged military units who want to assist
to contact the PMP civil affairs section for names of other agencies
that need a helping hand.