Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Extending a helping hand to Haiti

Image from National Geographic
Our hearts and prayers go out to all who have lost loved ones and are suffering in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.  Word has quickly spread on a variety of charities that are collecting funds that will be directed at aid and follow-up efforts that will be needed in coming weeks and months.
There are many ways to direct financial aid to help in the aftermath of this natural disaster.  The URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) has set up a fund, and you can donate here.
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) also has a fund, and you can go direct to their donation page here.

If you are looking for other Jewish organizations who are directing funds to help, the AJC and B'nai Brith are both directing funds to IsraAID, an Israeli non-governmental relief agency that brings humanitarian medical assistance to disaster areas.  You can send support via these groups by clicking on the organizational names above.

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