JEWISHcolorado to Raise Emergency Relief Funds Following Earthquakes in Syria and Turkey
(DENVER) — In response to the devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria early Monday, JEWISHcolorado has joined with Jewish Federations of North America to launch an earthquake relief fund to provide humanitarian aid and to support recovery efforts. Jewish Federations’ overseas partners are on the ground in Turkey to assess the needs and determine how to be best positioned to help.
Jewish Federations have a long and proud history of response to global crises, aiding vulnerable Jewish populations and individuals of all faiths and backgrounds in the hardest-hit places, providing food, shelter, medicine, and other forms of humanitarian aid. Funds have supported hundreds of relief efforts in the aftermath of major disasters, from California wildfires to tsunamis in Asia, to hurricanes and flooding in the Gulf to tornadoes in the Midwest.
Jewish Federations of North America Board Chair Julie Platt added, “We mourn the tragic loss of life brought by this disaster and send our hopes and prayers for all those who have been injured. We remain in close contact with our disaster relief partners on the ground and are mobilizing our communities to raise funds to support their life-giving work. Our Jewish values of tikkun olam guide us day-in and day-out to extend our hands to those in need, and Jewish Federations pledge to carry out this mandate with pride and dignity.”
JEWISHcolorado mobilizes resources to ensure that Jewish culture remains vibrant, secure, and accessible for all Jewish in Colorado and abroad. We act on issues of concern to the local community, steward our communal resources, and maintain living links with the people of Israel, in partnership with local, national, and international agencies.