The late summer/early fall weather systems have wreaked devastation, created catastrophic damage and caused trauma in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
There have been and continue to be overwhelming needs in each of those areas where the scope of damage to individual homes and communal institutions poses serious risk to an entire community’s stability and sustainability. There are whole island communities in a desperate battle to meet the most basic needs.
We have Jewish communal and human issues to address. We urged you to help us meet these challenges by raising funds for our emergency relief efforts to help the communities to recover.
Jewish Federations of North America has already committed $2.2M in unrestricted relief funding, and an additional $2M in restricted funding.
To date, 173 donors contributed $29,225 through the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven to support these efforts. But there is much more to do and it’s never too late to help. Just go to jewishnewhaven.org/natural-disaster-relief. One hundred percent of the funds raised will be used to help those impacted by catastrophic flooding and damage caused by hurricanes in 2017.
The letters of support bellow were sent from our community to the people of Houston and Puerto Ricco.