We have slammed into the 2018 hurricane season. Hurricane Florence, the first major storm, is wreaking havoc on the Carolinas and southern East Coast, and we know that more hurricanes threaten to follow.
When disaster first strikes, immediate aid is needed to help communities get back on their feet. Afterwards, rebuilding and strengthening resilience can take years.
But, just as with Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, Jewish Federations are there—helping make sure that the urgent needs of the most severely impacted are met.
Help these hurricane victims today by clicking HERE.
Our hearts are broken. Our eyes stare in disbelief at the utter devastation that has ravaged Rockport, Houston and other areas of Southeast Texas. And still there is more damage to come, more suffering that will have to be endured. We recall the challenging days in May of 2010 when Nashville suffered flooding on an unprecedented scale. And we remember the outpouring of support, the extraordinary responses of individuals who came to our aid. Now we are called upon to offer our own response. What is needed most now are generous financial contributions to support the efforts of all the individuals and agencies that have joined to together to provide immediate assistance on the long road to recovery in Texas and perhaps beyond. Be assured that 100 percent of your contribution will go directly to support the vitally needed supplies, services and financial assistance that will be provided to the flood victims. We know you will answer the call, as so many others in 2010 responded for us. Thank you for making a difference, thank you for saving a life.
Mark S. Freedman
To make a donation to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund click HERE.
At this difficult time, we affirm that we stand in solidarity with the 500,000-strong French Jewish community, the families and friends of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting and the entire nation of France. Join us and sign our message of condolence and solidarity.
We will continue to keep you apprised of the situation and ask you to consider making a donation to aid French Jews. For more information, please read our letter to the French Jewish community and our media statement, and listen to our teleconference featuring JTA European coorespondent Cnaan Lipshiz and communal security expert Paul Goldenberg.
We thank you in advance for your generosity.
A police officer reacts as he is escorted from the scene following the hostage situation at Port de Vincennes on Jan. 9, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images via JTA News)
On January 11, world leaders marched in the streets of Paris to condemn the attacks. To the right of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French Prime Minister Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Union President Donald Tusk. Photo credit: Haim Zach, GPO