Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City Aids Victims of Hurricane Sandy

  • Hurricane Sandy, a storm of unprecedented magnitude, struck the Eastern portion of the United States. The Jewish community and the Jewish Federation Movement send our support and prayers to those affected by the hurricane, and we will stand beside them during the recovery and rebuilding.

    Donate Now to Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

    Before the storm hit, Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) Emergency Committee staff communicated with potentially impacted Jewish Federations and Jewish communities. JFNA also coordinated with our Jewish Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (JVOAD) partners. Beginning early this morning, JFNA started communicating with affected Jewish Federations to assess damage and communal needs, and participated in the National VOAD meeting, which is held in conjunction with FEMA and emergency response personnel from across the region.

    As the scope of Sandy’s impact becomes clearer, the JFNA Emergency Committee, in consultation with Jewish Federation and JFNA leadership. will make determinations about allocations to meet the immediate, medium, and long-term needs of storm victims, communal agencies, and others. JFNA is working with Jewish Federations across the United States – including Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City – to provide aid to contribute to recovery and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

    Donate Now to Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

    Donate Via Phone: Contact Gail Weinberg, Director of Financial Resource Development, at 913.327.8123 to make your donation via phone
    Donate Via Mail: Send in a check to Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W. 115 Street, Suite 201, Overland Park, KS 66211, Attn: Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. 100% of donations to this fund will go directly to helping victims and emergency responders.

    As part of our mission to sustain and enhance Jewish life at home and around the world, JFNA and Jewish Federations are committed to care for victims of global natural disasters, and have emergency relief plans in place to aid those in immediate need. Through the network of 157 Jewish Federations across North America, Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City and Jewish Federation of St. Louis raised more than $250,000 to help Joplin tornado victims rebuild their lives.