In Hurricane Harvey’s wake, Federation raising funds to help

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Cars trapped in floodwater near the I-10 freeway leading into Houston after Hurricane Harvey caused heavy flooding in the city. (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images via JTA)

As Hurricane Harvey cuts a path of destruction and flooding across Texas, Louisiana and surrounding Gulf Coast areas, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is collecting funds to aid those affected by the devastating storm.

As always, the Federation will absorb all administrative costs, so that 100 percent of funds collected will provide relief for the thousands impacted by this disaster.

The Federation is in touch and working with the Jewish Federations of North America, NECHAMA: Jewish Response to Disaster, and local Jewish communities in the storm's path to gauge the scope of the damage as it unfolds and to quickly address specific needs of the Jewish and general communities.

Contributions to the Jewish Federation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund can be made online at

Donations also can be made via hotline, (312) 444-2869, or by sending a check payable to the Jewish Federation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to 30 S. Wells Street, #3015, Chicago, IL 60606.

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