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Hurricane Sandy: How you can help

by JewishJournal

October 30, 2012 | 1:00 pm

Flooding in the Silver Sands neighborhood of East Haven, Conn. after Hurricane Sandy hit the area on Oct. 30. Photo by Michelle McLoughlin/Reuters

Flooding in the Silver Sands neighborhood of East Haven, Conn. after Hurricane Sandy hit the area on Oct. 30. Photo by Michelle McLoughlin/Reuters

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is accepting donations to contribute to recovery and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  One hundred percent of collected donations will be distributed to Federation partners in the affected areas and L.A.’s Federation will absorb all administrative costs. The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Emergency Committee staff is working directly with the affected regions to assess local needs and is coordinating with the Jewish Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (JVOAD) partners.

To contribute, visit secure.jewishla.org/page/contribute/sandy


A statement of Jerry Silverman, President & CEO of The Jewish Federations of North America

“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.

In response, The Jewish Federations of North America Hurricane Relief Fund has opened to contribute to recovery and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. We urge individuals to make contributions to their local Federations or to use the online donation form at http://JFeds.org/SandyRelief.  Donors may also send checks to the 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. The Jewish Federations of North America Emergency Committee has also been activated and will be in consultation with community leadership to keep them apprised of relief and response efforts as the situation evolves.

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. Thank you for joining us in sending wishes of support and needed resources to all those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.”


The Jewish Federations, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).

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