As the Jewish new year begins, Hurricane Florence is battering the Carolina coast and leaving hundreds of thousands of evacuating residents wondering what they will find when they return. As it has done so many times in the past, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is ready to help with an emergency relief fund.
Donations to the Jewish Federation Hurricane Florence Relief Fund can be made at donate.juf.org/disaster, by calling (312) 444-2869, or by sending a check payable to Jewish Federation Disaster Relief Fund to 30 S. Wells Street, #3155, Chicago, IL 60606.
As always, Federation will absorb all administrative costs so that 100 percent of funds collected will provide relief for the those impacted by this disaster.
The Chicago Federation is 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.