Pacific Stars & Stripes, Nov. 10, 1953
TOKYO, Nov. 10 (PAC. S&S)- More
than $84,859 and 21,344 tons of clothing have been donated to over
800 relief organizations by Fifth Air Force members in Korea since
May of this year, Far East Air Forces headquarters announced.
The figures were quoted from a recent report made
by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Thomas M. Anthony, Fifth Air Force assistant
staff chaplain, on charitable activities.
Extending charity operations almost the full length
of South Korea, churches, schools, orphanages and hospitals have profited
through these donations.
Many of the contributing organizations have even
gone as far as to set up committees headed by Korean officials to
operate charity funds in case they were withdrawn to different areas
or out of the country.
Aid from relatives in the States has assisted many
of the clothing drives carried out by units, and sometimes come from
In addition to immediate aid to needy Koreans,
some outfits have set up scholarship funds to send students to school
in the U.S. and Korea.
Present "good-will" activities are directed
toward Christmas and holiday season festivities, a spirit which seems
to have gripped all the services in Korea.