Hurricane Irma Relief Fund Established
Should you wish to donate to the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund, you may do so by clicking the button:
Rather send a check? Please make it payable to JFNA and mail to:
The Jewish Federations of North America
Wall Street Station
PO Box 157
New York, NY 10268
Hurricane Irma Relief Fund (Update as of September 18th, 2017)
Funds are urgently-needed for basics like food and medicine, and long-term needs like trauma counseling. One hundred percent of funds raised will be used to help those impacted by catastrophic flooding and damage caused.
Of particular concern are the following:
- Major flooding in Naples, Jacksonville and the catastrophic damage in the US Virgin Islands and Key West has heavily impacted individual families.
- Physical damage from the storm is uneven but there are a number of Jewish communal institutions that have sustained severe damage – in Key West, Miami, Naples, and St. Augustine.
- The prolonged power outages have left tens of thousands of seniors isolated in apartment buildings throughout Florida, with a big concentration in Broward County. Emergency outreach and wide-scale distribution of meals, water, and ice have been provided with Federations, Jewish Family Service agencies, and Chabad extremely active on this front. You have likely seen the horrific news story of the nursing home where eight residents were found dead on Wednesday. Thankfully, we have not seen such incidents among our community but risks to seniors and others who were already dealing with respiratory issues are enormous.
While the overall impact of Hurricane Irma on communities will not reach the scale of Houston, emergency resources to help affected communities and families recover will be much needed
A check in the amount of $2,000 was issued to JFNA from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Emergency Fund and directed to the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund.
Should members of the Jewish communities of Northeastern Pennsylvania wish to donate by contributing to the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund, please click on the following links: