Once again in a time of national emergency, the JFNA has set up a relief fund for those wishing to donate to help in the Hurricane relief efforts. Click here to donate.
JFNA is working non-stop on behalf of and with Federations to respond to the enormous needs of recent national disasters.
We are in virtually hourly contact with the leadership of the Puerto Rico and St. Thomas communities around a whole host of issues.
Grants totaling $225K are already approved and funds transferred to support:
- Direct aid grants to the synagogue communities in the various places
- Funding to ship two containers with $200,000 of donated medical, emergency and construction supplies to PR and St. Thomas through Afya Foundation
- Funding to support IsraAid’s deployment on Puerto Rico
With funding from UJA Federation of NY, 212 generators have been or are being delivered for the community’s needs (100 each to PR and St. Thomas; 12 to the Keys).
Working leadership from So. Palm Beach Federation we are coordinating logistics to move 80,000 lbs of donated food and other urgent supplies to the islands.
Over the past five weeks we have seen a brutal series of natural disasters and our Federation system has been deeply engaged in responding to each of them. We continue to work with the Houston Jewish community on the massive impact of Hurricane Harvey on their community ($30M+ of estimated needs, and with communities across Florida to assess needs from Hurricane Irma. JDC is actively working in Mexico following the earthquakes, and in other island nations affected by hurricanes.