In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Jewish Federation quickly opened an emergency fund to support the Houston community and others devastated by the storm. Then Hurricane Irma hit, leaving a path of destruction in its wake, and the need to expand the fund's reach became evident.
One hundred percent of funds raised through this fund from this point forward will be used to help those impacted by catastrophic flooding and damage caused by Harvey, Irma and future hurricanes in 2017.
Jewish Federations are there when you need us most. Our network of local and international partners enables us to respond quickly and effectively. We fund urgently needed basics like food and medicine, and long-term needs like trauma counseling. We provide resources to emergency service providers so they can help where they’re most needed.
More than $12 million has been raised so far by Jewish federations, foundations and the Government of Israel, including almost $21,000 from the Lehigh Valley Jewish community. The money raised is a little over one third of the estimated $26-33 million needed to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, including in the hard-hit community of Houston.
A community in action
Hurricane Irma, one of the largest storms on record, caused widespread damage and flooding and left more than 10 million people without power. Residents and communities in Florida, the Caribbean and beyond are just now beginning to return to assess the damage.
Help us be there where we are needed most as the rebuilding process begins. Donate now to the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley's Hurricane Relief Fund.