Jewish Agency to Provide Financial Support to Hundreds of Families Unable to Return to Their Homes Due to Fire Damage
Sharansky: “World Jewry feels closely connected to what is taking place in Israel and comes to our help without hesitation. We are proud of our partners and appreciate their solidarity when it matters the most”
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – The Jewish Agency for Israel will provide immediate financial assistance to hundreds of families across the country who cannot return to their homes due to damage caused by the wildfires of the past week. A grant of $1,000 will be provided to each family in order to help them address urgent needs presented by the loss of their place of residence. Eligible recipients will be identified by local authorities in coordination with the National Emergency Authority. Funding for the grants will be provided by special contributions from the Jewish Federations of North America—led by the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago and Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston—Keren Hayesod-UIA, and additional donors.
Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky said: “At trying times like these, world Jewry feels closely connected to what is taking place in Israel and comes to our help without hesitation. We are proud of our partners in Jewish communities around the world, and particularly in North America, and appreciate their solidarity when it matters the most.”
- Distributing Aid to Haifa Families Whose Homes Were Damaged by Fires
- Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky, and Barry Shrage, president of CJP Greater Boston, visit families who lost nearly everything
- A Crisis of New Proportions - A community in the Jerusalem Hills was just one of many across Israel hit by the fire. For the Levy family, the timing couldn’t have been worse
- Helping Fire Victims, Family by Family - The Brat family and other fire victims receive immediate assistance, made possible by our partners around the world