Thursday, May 22, 2014

Support local nonprofits that took active roles during the crisis

The Jewish Federation of San Diego County and the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego extend their deepest sympathy and support to fellow San Diego residents affected by the recent fires.

We are grateful to the organizations that extended their resources beyond their usual programs to provide emergency and first response services. If you are interested in supporting local nonprofits that took active roles during this crisis, please see the giving opportunities below. We will continue to monitor the effects of the fires and provide updates on further needs in our community as necessary.

2-1-1 San Diego mobilized over 800 volunteers to field tens of thousands of calls, dispelling rumors about the fires with round-the-clock safety, emergency and evacuation information.

San Diego Regional Fire Foundation supplied necessary new equipment and resources to firefighters.

American Red Cross of San Diego / Imperial Counties provided first response services to individuals and assessed community needs.

Jewish Family Service distributes food and personal supplies monthly at Camp Pendleton, an area surrounded by multiple fires.

YMCA of San Diego offered free emergency childcare at several locations during school closures due to evacuations and precautions.


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