The Union for Reform Judaism Establishes Fund to Help Communities Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
2012, New York, NY - In response to the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy,
the Union for Reform Judaism is activating its Hurricane Relief fund to collect
donations for those suffering in the Hurricane's wake.
thoughts and prayers go out to all those adversely impacted by Hurricane
Sandy," said URJ president Rabbi Rick Jacobs. "The magnitude of
damage is difficult to comprehend, as is the work that will be necessary to
even begin restoration. But we know our nation, and our community, will rise to
chairman of the URJ's North American Board, added, "Even as we work to
determine the specific impact to URJ congregations and families, and to our
larger communities, it is already clear - too clear - that this storm will
require a long-term, coordinated recovery effort. We are reaching out to
all our congregations on the East Coast and throughout the Midwest to determine
what the most immediate needs are in impacted communities."
Isaac Nuell, the URJ Disaster Relief
coordinator, will serve as the key point of contact. He noted, "As we have
done in the past, we will work with our congregations and with local agencies
to determine how to most effectively allocate the funds we receive."
You may donate to the URJ Hurricane Sandy Relief
Fund here. Updates will be posted on the URJ web site, along with prayers, emergency
guidelines, and information on additional ways to help.