Jewish Federation of St. Louis raises $20k for hurricane relief

In one week after Jewish Federation of St. Louis started accepting donations to provide humanitarian aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy, nearly $20,000 poured in from online and mailed donations.

The storm hit the area of the country with the greatest population density of the U.S. Jewish community, pointed out Andrew Rehfeld, Federation President and CEO. “Because of this, Sandy disproportionally affected our religious and cultural institutions; they have been damaged and will need repair. Giving through Jewish Federation ensures that the particular needs of our community – both individuals and institutions – are not forgotten as part of the overall relief effort.  Our mission is to support the needs of Jews here and wherever they are in need.”

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How to contribute

Make a contribution online at: JewishinStLouis.org/HurricaneSandy.aspx or make checks payable to: Jewish Federation – Hurricane Sandy Relief, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146.

All Hurricane Relief funds collected by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis will be pooled and distributed through JFNA and directed to social welfare agencies in the affected areas serving both the Jewish and general communities. Jewish Federation of St. Louis will absorb all administrative costs, ensuring that 100 percent of all donations go directly to aid those most grievously affected.