Home > The Jewish Federations of North America Responds to Hurricane Sandy
As you all are aware, 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.
The Jewish Federations of North America offices in New York City and Washington remain closed today. JFNA email servers are not functional as a consequence of electrical outages in lower Manhattan.
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. Beginning early this morning, our team started communicating with affected Federations to assess damage and communal needs. We also participated in this morning’s National VOAD meeting, which is held in conjunction with FEMA and emergency response personnel from across the region.
The JFNA Emergency Committee has been activated and will be in consultation with JFNA and Federation leadership positions to keep them apprised of our relief and response efforts. To those of you who have already offered both wishes of support and tangible aid, we are grateful.
The JFNA Hurricane Relief Fund has opened to contribute to recovery and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Federations are urged to direct donors to the online donation form at http://jfeds.org/SandyRelief. 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.
We will provide you with on-going communication regarding the impact of Hurricane Sandy to the Federations and impacted communities.