Thursday, December 12, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan Update

Dear Community,

Your support is so important and instrumental to ensuring the Federation’s ability to serve our community. We are so very appreciative of your continued generosity! 

As you may know, the Jewish Federation is dedicated to helping our Jewish neighbors and Israeli community. But did you know that we also work closely with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to make sure that those who are affected by unforeseen disasters are not left alone?
We are happy to report that our ongoing response to the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has been a success, and we couldn’t have done it without your support. To date, $1.6 million has been raised for the JDC Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, and 100% of the funding will directly impact those who are waiting to rebuild their lives. We're proud to report that more than $40,000 of that came from our San Diego community!

Just a month ago, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines and left millions hungry, homeless and scared. Families were displaced, water wasn’t potable and food was scarce.

The focus was clear to us and JDC: help the most vulnerable (especially women and children), provide food, clean water and other supplies necessary for shelter and personal hygiene. 
We are proud to report that once again the IDF Field Hospital was deployed to provide international aid to the very sick and injured. The JDC has reported that “Working alongside the IDF team, JDC’s emergency response team repaired the roof of a nearby school so children can return to their classroom, teachers to their jobs, and both to some semblance of normal living. Moving forward, JDC and Magen David Adom (MDA) are sending experienced MDA volunteers to join an international Red Cross and Red Crescent team and are working closely with the Israel Trauma Coalition and local partners to implement training programs that will deliver psychosocial support to those most affected in traumatized communities.”
We are deeply grateful for your support and pledge to be good stewards of your donation. There are many worthy causes in our community that are dependent on philanthropy, and we are honored that you have chosen the Jewish Federation.



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