GREATER MIAMI JEWISH FEDERATION ANNOUNCES IRMA RELIEF FUND, WHILE ORGANIZING VOLUNTEERS AND IDENTIFYING STORM VICTIMS

As utility companies work to restore electrical power and communications services in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is partnering with the Jewish and general communities to assess the needs of our local residents, mobilize volunteers and allocate other resources where they are needed most.

Hurricane Relief Donations

Federation has established an emergency relief fund to support urgent needs in the Jewish and general communities in the wake of Hurricane Irma. One hundred percent of all contributions to this fund will be directed to our community’s collective response to this emergency.

Those wishing to make online donations to this emergency relief fund should visit JewishMiami.org/irma. Donation checks with the notation “Hurricane Irma Relief Fund” should be mailed to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33137. You may also call 305.576.4000 for assistance.

Calling All Volunteers

If you wish to volunteer to help those affected by the storm, please contact the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation at 877.879.5652 and follow the prompts. You also can send an email to IrmaVolunteers@gmjf.org. Leave your name and contact information, and someone will contact you.

Identifying Those in Need

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call the Jewish community’s 24-hour helpline, 305.576.6550, operated by Federation’s local partner agency, Jewish Community Services of South Florida. If you are unable to reach someone at that number, call Federation’s emergency hotline at 877.879.5652 and follow the prompts. A representative will return your call as soon as possible.

Available Resources

Federation is providing an ongoing list of available resources in the Jewish community – including the opening and closing of certain institutions. Access this list at JewishMiami.org/irmaresources.This list will be updated as new information becomes available. If you have questions about a specific facility, please contact that facility directly.

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