The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has committed $20,000 to support the victims of the wild fires in Israel. While there were no fatalities, tens of thousands of Israelis have been displaced as a result of the blazes. In many places, essential services such as electricity and train lines have been interrupted. Many major roads have been closed intermittently.
The impact on Israelis will be long-lasting.
Now that the fires are under control, the country is working to assess the widespread destruction. Many community institutions that provide vital programs and services - including those of our overseas partners - have been hit hard. They are struggling to rebuild just when they are needed most.
And in towns and cities across Israel, people will need to join together to help one another overcome the traumatic impact of these unsettling times.
The Government of Israel is supporting those impacted by the fires primarily through local municipalities. Jewish Federations around the country are working with local partners, such as the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Joint Distribution Committee, as well as the National Emergency Authority to assess urgent and emerging needs.
Our goal is to raise an additional $20,000 from the community to match our Federation's contribution. Please click the button above to make your tax-deductible contribution today...and make a difference in the lives of thousands of Israelis who need us now!
If you would prefer to make a contribution by check, please make the check payable to JFSM and print "Israel Fire Relief Fund" in the memo line. Mail the check to:
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
Attn: Ilene Fox
580 McIntosh Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34232
100% of your donation will go to support the victims of these fires.
Please help us meet our goal!
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