Monday, October 29, 2012

Federation Launches Emergency Fund for Sandy Victims

Hurricane Sandy, a storm of unprecedented magnitude, made landfall yesterday on the eastern portion of the United States. Seeing the response of communities across the region to the devastating storm, we are awed by the strength of the American people. The Jewish community and the Federation Movement send our support and prayers to those affected by the hurricane, and we will stand beside them during the recovery and rebuilding.

The Jewish Federation of San Diego County, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America, is launching a disaster relief fund to provide aid for communities on the eastern seaboard in response to Hurricane Sandy. These funds will go directly to efforts providing relief in rebuilding communities, providing comfort, and supporting critical services in the aftermath of this devastating natural disaster.

JFNA and Jewish Federations are committed to care for victims of global natural disasters, and have emergency relief plans in place to aid people in need. Last year, Jewish Federations raised funds for those affected by widespread storms around the U.S., and more than $1 million for victims of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan. Federations also raised $10 million in the aftermath of the southern Asia tsunami in 2004.

Donate to this special fund today. Make a difference. Together, we do extraordinary things.

Thank you for joining us in sending prayers, resources, and good wishes to all those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.


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