A situation report on the impact of the storm and efforts to bring relief to its victims
The Jewish Federations of North America has opened the JFNA Hurricane Relief Fund to contribute to recovery and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Donors are urged to contribute to their local Federation or through the online donation form at http://JFeds.org/SandyRelief. Or, text RELIEF to 51818 on a mobile device to pledge a donation. Donors may also send checks to our national mailbox at The Jewish Federations of North America, Wall Street Station, PO Box 148, New York, NY 10268. Please indicate "JFNA Hurricane Relief Fund" on all checks or in the designation box online.
Hurricane Sandy, a storm of unprecedented magnitude, struck 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.
Before the storm hit, JFNA Emergency Committee staff communicated with potentially impacted Federations and communities. We also coordinated with our Jewish Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (JVOAD) partners. Our team is also communicating with affected Federations to assess damage and communal needs, as well as participating in National VOAD meetings, which are held in conjunction with FEMA and emergency response personnel from across the region.
In addition, Jewish superstar Matisyahu has generously pledged to donate the proceeds of his new song, “Happy Hanukkah,” to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy through JFNA, from now through December 16th. Go to matisyahuworld.com to learn more, download the song and give back.
Thank you for joining us in sending prayers, resources, and good wishes to all those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
We will continue to update this Hurricaine Sandy Relief page and provide reports as necessary.