Urgent Needs Confront Puerto Rico and Beyond after Irma, Harvey, and Maria

This summer, a series of devastating storms battered Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and other islands in the Caribbean. The powerful hurricanes destroyed homes, businesses, and places of worship; thousands have been uprooted, and critical needs on the ground are growing.

CJP has joined with The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to help the growing numbers of victims, Jews and non-Jews alike, of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The 2017 Hurricane Relief Fund is being administered by JFNA and has enabled relief agencies in the U.S., Israel, and beyond to provide urgently needed assistance in a coordinated manner.

CJP is providing $25,000 in immediate assistance to help with relief efforts. This is in addition to a previous donation of $25,000 that was given immediately after Hurricane Harvey.

Recent storms have left Puerto Rico and other islands in a desperate battle to confront a humanitarian crisis. In partnership with JFNA, CJP is raising money to respond quickly to meet basic needs, including food, medicine, and shelter, and longer-term needs, such as trauma counseling.

100% of donations to the 2017 Hurricane Relief Fund are being used to help victims of the deadly storms.

Donate Now

If you would like to contribute by sending a check, please make it out to The Jewish Federations of North America and include “Hurricane Relief” in the note section at the bottom of the check, then send it to:

The Jewish Federations of North America
Wall Street Station
PO Box 157
New York, NY 10268

Thanks to your generosity, Boston’s Jewish community has already contributed $750,000 in urgently needed assistance to residents of Puerto Rico, Houston, Texas, South Florida, and elsewhere.

The Federation system has raised more than $15 million to help relief efforts, including helping Jewish families with severely flooded homes primarily in and around Houston and Galveston, and aiding people in the Florida keys and U.S. Virgin Islands. While funds raised in response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria are still being estimated, there is tremendous urgency to bring assistance as quickly as possible. For more information, visit JFNA.


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