If you wish to help victims of the tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest and South last week, The Jewish Federations of North America is directing support to those affected by the deadly storms.
The Jewish Community of Louisville has opened a Tornado Relief fund to help aid victims in the disaster areas. Anyone wishing to help can send checks to JCL Tornado Relief, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205 or donate online by selecting the Tornado Relief Fund. Please indicate Tornado Relief Fund on all checks.
The Louisville Federation is in close proximity to some of the communities ravaged by the more than 40 deadly tornadoes that hit 10 states last Friday. According to press reports, the storms resulted in 40 deaths in five states, and hundreds of injuries. Many people lost their homes and need shelter and food.
The Jewish Community of Louisville has partnered with the local United Way on relief efforts, as well as a food bank which is providing food and personal hygiene products to families impacted by the storms. The Louisville Federation will also coordinate volunteer efforts to help assist tornado cleanup in nearby communities.
The JFNA Emergency Committee remains in close contact with the Louisville Federation and other disaster relief partners.
The Emergency Committee this week met with longtime partner NECHAMA, the Jewish disaster response organization, a beneficiary agency of the United Jewish Fund and Council based out of the Twin Cities. NECHAMA will begin a disaster-response cleanup operation in the Henryville and Marysville areas – where more than 500 homes have been damaged – this week. Click here for NECHAMA deployment information and information on how to support that important organization’s work in the region.
This information was provided to TC Jewfolk by the United Jewish Fund & Council of St. Paul.
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