Jewish Federation of St. Louis is working diligently to raise funds to support emergency relief for the Jewish and general communities in Texas and Louisiana and other areas that have been devastated by Hurricane, now Tropical Storm, Harvey.
Lee Wunsch, CEO of the Houston Federation, reports that the amount of rain and resulting flooding has surpassed that of the massive storm two years ago. With record breaking rain having fallen and expected to continue, extensive damage continues to mount. The effects associated with the storm are unprecedented and unknown beyond anything experienced. The need for funds to support the victims of this tragic storm will be enormous and long-term. It will be days before anyone can even begin to assess the damages because rain and flooding have not stopped.
Jewish Federation of St. Louis has opened a donation site to collect funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey. One hundred percent of all contributions to this fund will be directed through The Jewish Federations of North America to support the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund as part of the Jewish communities’ collective response to this emergency. Thank you to those who have already donated to this important effort.