Federation Movement Establishes Relief Effort
October 20, 2012
As millions of residents across the United States are aware, Hurricane Sandy, a storm of unprecedented magnitude, struck the Eastern portion of the country. 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 remain closed today as a consequence of electrical outages in lower Manhattan.
Before the storm hit, JFNA Emergency Committee staff communicated with potentially impacted Federations and communities. They also coordinated with Jewish Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (JVOAD) partners. Beginning early this morning, their team started communicating with affected Federations to assess damage and communal needs. They 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 Hurricane Relief Fund has opened to contribute to recovery and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Anyone interested may donate online 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.
For further information, contact the Rochester Federation at 585-461-0490.