Jewish Federations of North America Raise Funds for Earthquake Relief

In the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria early Monday morning, Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) set up a fund to provide humanitarian assistance and support efforts to restore infrastructure.

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Representatives of the Joint (JDC) and other partner organizations Jewish Federations are already in Turkey to assess needs on the ground and determine the best ways to provide assistance.

Jewish Federations have accumulated significant experience in rapidly responding to global crises and natural disasters, providing assistance to Jewish communities and representatives of all faiths where trouble has come. JFNA-created funds have supported relief efforts in the wake of major natural disasters, from wildfires in California to tsunamis in Asia, from hurricanes and floods in the Persian Gulf to tornado relief in the United States.

“We mourn the tragic loss of life caused by this disaster and send our prayers for all those who were injured. We are in close contact with our disaster relief partners on the ground and are mobilizing our communities to raise funds to support the vital work of these organizations,” said Julie Platt, Chairman of the Board JFNA.

Recall, as of the morning of February 7, it is known about more than 5 thousand dead from a powerful earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Thousands of people remain under the rubble.

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