White House Photographs
Leaders of American humanitarian and religious organizations present President John F. Kennedy with a framed scroll citing his "vigorous championship of constructive assistance to the needy abroad" during the signing of the Proclamation designating the week of April 9, 1962, as Voluntary Overseas Aid Week. (L-R) Unidentified (in back, mostly hidden); Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman, Executive Vice Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal; Richard W. Reuter, Executive Director of CARE; Fowler Hamilton, Administrator of the Agency for International Development; Dr. Franklin Clark Fry, President of Lutheran World Relief (in back, hidden); President Kennedy (back to camera); Joseph Meyerhoff, General Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal (in back, partially hidden); Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman (in back, hidden); Rt. Rev. John F. McCarthy, Assistant Executive Director of Catholic Relief Services; unidentified (in back, partially hidden); Director of Food for Peace George McGovern (facing away); and unidentified. According to the President's schedule, also present at the signing ceremony are: Gilbert E. Blackford, Public Relations, Church World Service; Harold Evans, Chairman of the American Friends Service Committee; Raphael Levy, Director of Publicity for the United Jewish Appeal; William Maier, Chairman of International Services and Affairs of the American Friends Service Committee; William H. McCahon, Executive Director of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid; and Canon Almon Pepper, Chairman of the National Council of Churches. Cabinet Room, White House, Washington, D.C.