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American Jewish Committee Opens Fund to Help Family of Holocaust Museum Guard

Posted by challahbackgirl on June 13, 2009

The following is a press release from the American Jewish Committee

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

June 12, 2009 – Washington – The Washington Chapter of AJC has created a fund to benefit the family of Officer Stephen T. Johns, killed Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

“Officer Johns bravely gave his life protecting others as well as the peaceful values that U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum embodies,” said Melanie Maron Pell, director of AJC’s Washington Chapter. “This horrific event reminds us that AJC’s fight against intolerance and extremism are as critical as ever, and it is essential that we respond swiftly in the wake of tragedy.”

Click HERE to donate online.

To mail a donation, please make checks payable to AJC with “Stephen T. Johns Memorial Fund” in the memo line and send to:

American Jewish Committee – Washington Chapter
Attn: Melanie Maron Pell
1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 1201
Washington, DC 20005
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