In response to Hurricane Sandy, which devastated New York City, Long Island, and Westchester, UJA-Federation of New York has set up an emergency fund, www.ujafedny.org/hurricane-sandy-relief-fund/ to provide relief.
Funds raised will be used to provide support to agencies and communities that have been impacted by the devastation. One hundred percent of the funds will be used for aid; no administrative costs will be deducted.
Hurricane Sandy has caused massive damage throughout the eight-county region. Those in the most affected areas are reporting extensive flooding and loss of power. UJA-Federation’s agencies have responded instantly in the face of extreme challenges. Bronx Jewish Community Council’s Home Attendant Services reports that homecare workers spent the night to ensure service on Monday; others at the agency made their way around the borough using car services to reach isolated clients. Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation in Queens took on 19 new clients from the Long Beach Nursing Home, which was evacuated.
Join the New York Jewish community’s response to this natural disaster. Make an online donation or learn more now at www.ujafedny.org/hurricane-sandy-relief-fund/.
Jerry W. Levin, president of UJA-Federation of New York, said, “We are closely monitoring the situation with our network agencies and synagogues, which are integral to the fabric of our region. Many are operating even though their headquarters are waterlogged and without power. We’re not surprised; this dedication is business as usual for them, serving our communities and going above and beyond when the need demands.”
UJA-Federation has been involved in many disaster relief efforts in the past, most recently with the 2011 earthquake in Japan and the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti and Chile.