Helping vulnerable people and responding to life and death emergencies
Once again, this time Hurricane Irma, has carved a path of destruction across Florida and beyond. Damage assessment are in the early stages, but already we know that urgent needs exist such as providing food, medicine, trauma counseling and support for those who had to relocate without the necessary financial resources. Several families have evacuated from Florida to Nashville and we are providing immediate financial assistance to shelter them.
And the needs of the Jewish community in Houston to continue to grow, as the estimate of physical damage to community institutions soars into the tens of millions of dollars.
We have expanded our mailbox to provide emergency financial assistance for the victims of Hurricane Irma and the continuing needs to support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Many of you have already been so generous with your support and we ask you to consider donating again to assist in this ongoing relief effort. You may choose to direct your donation to Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Harvey relief or to both. If you select both, the funds we be divided equally among both relief efforts.
As always, 100 percent of your contribution will go directly to where the need is greatest—to those individuals and families impacted by catastrophic flooding and damage caused by these devastating hurricanes over the past several weeks.
Mark S. Freedman