American Red Cross
The ARC is using donor dollars right now to provide shelter, food, comfort and emergency support for individuals and families affected by Harvey. And our work is just beginning—we will use financial donations to help people recover and get back on their feet in the challenging weeks and months ahead. The Kraft family is offering to match all funds donated to the American Red Cross in support of the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund up to $1 million dollars.
CJP and JFNA
Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) is joining with the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to help the growing numbers of victims of this natural disaster. JFNA is on the ground in Houston funding urgently needed basics: food, medicine, supplies, and trauma counseling. Its network of local and international partners has enabled us to respond quickly and effectively to this emergency. CJP is providing $25,000 in immediate assistance. 100% of funds raised will be used to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston Hurricane Harvey Relief
The Jewish community in Houston is actively involved in relief efforts on the ground. Funds go to people in need of all faiths.
- Congregation Beth Yeshurun of Houston, one of the flagship Conservative synagogues in North America, took on very heavy flooding throughout the building. The homes of four of their rabbis as well at least 500 congregant households were flooded as well. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
- Congregation Or Ami did have leaks but fared much better. They are currently open as a comfort station with wifi, coffee and a/c. However, many of their congregants were impacted by the flooding. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
NECHAMA -A Jewish Response to Disaster
NECHAMA continues to work with local partners on the ground in Texas ahead of a deployment to the region. NECHAMA will engage in operations once search and rescue teams have completed their work, and water has receded enough to get gear into place. CLICK HERE TO DONATE. In addition to funds, NECHAMA offers interested volunteers ways to get involved on the ground. To sign up, click here and fill out the volunteer registration form.
United Way of Greater Houston
United Way’s first priority is safety, shelter and basic needs, like food. Once the community is stabilized, United Way will focus on long-term recovery efforts.
Americares focuses on addressing the urgent medical needs of affected residents, helping meet the health needs of people displaced by the disaster, and working to restore primary care services, particularly to vulnerable populations. Americares has made more than a dozen shipments of medicine and supplies worth $1.5 million to 14 local organizations helping survivors in Texas.
UJA Federation New York Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
UJA has already provided an initial $100,000 in emergency funds. Their experts are part of a team on the ground in Houston helping to meet immediate needs, including tracking the whereabouts of community members, providing cash assistance for temporary housing, and assessing medical needs. Once the situation on the ground stabilizes, UJA will help mobilize resources for the recovery and rebuilding phase.