Hurricane Ida, one of the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States, plunged large parts of Louisiana and Mississippi into darkness and destroyed many homes and businesses. Hundreds were stranded, thousands of New Orleanians were displaced, and towns along the Gulf Coast were flooded. Jewish communities and others have significant needs in terms of shelter, recovery, aid, and rebuilding.
Jewish Federations are uniquely positioned to help at times of need such as these.
Local Federations and Network Communities in Louisiana and other potentially affected states including Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, laid the groundwork for a response ahead of the storm, while Federations in neighboring states such as Texas are already preparing to set up support in the forms of hot food, supply drives, temporary housing and childcare, coordination with aid organizations, and satellite services.
You can help support relief and recovery efforts by contributing to the Hurricane Ida relief fund.