Pacific Stars and Stripes, June 7, 1953

Yanks in Korea Give $13 Million in Aid


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.