Tidewater Jewish community contributes to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

by | Sep 8, 2017 | Other News

Hurricane Harvey bombarded the Gulf Coast on August 26 with destructive winds and devastating flooding. The storm caused catastrophic destruction throughout the city of Houston and surrounding areas. The need for immediate relief and long-term aid continues to rise, with experts predicting that this will be the costliest natural disaster ever.

The Jewish community of Houston was heavily impacted by the hurricane. Following the storm, the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston was under 8 feet of water, and the most recent reports indicate that 16 members of the JCC staff were displaced from their homes as a result of the flooding.

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Tidewater Jewish Foundation have authorized an initial $10,000 gift ($5,000 from UJFT and $5,000 from TJF) to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which will go through The Jewish Federations of North America.

To donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through Jewish Federations of North America, go to www.jewishva.org.