Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief
We know that you share the horror that we feel when we see the scenes of devastation in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama brought on by Hurricane Katrina. Officials fear that the death toll may be as high as 10,000. Damage in the affected areas is expected to be in the billions of dollars. Traditionally, JDC and the JCDR (Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief which is coordinated by JDC) collect funds and respond to disasters outside of North America. Responses to domestic crises have always been implemented through the Federation system. This disaster is no different. UJC (United Jewish Communities) has taken the lead role for the Federation system, and has set up a special fund that will be used to help Jewish and non-Jewish hurricane survivors. UJC is now planning its response and identifying implementing partners.
If you wish to donate to the UJC Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, please send your check to:
UJC, Inc. Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 30, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113
Donations may also be made online at www.ujc.org.
For additional information please call UJC Hurricane Disaster Relief at 877.277.2477.