On Friday, September 8, late night local time, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Morocco near Marrakech, a city of more than one million residents, and affected neighboring provinces, especially near the epicenter of Al-Haouz in the High Atlas Mountains. More than 2,000 people have been confirmed dead and at least 2,000 more injured, many of them critically. The earthquake also caused widespread damage and destruction, especially within the ancient quarters of Marrakech and rural villages in the region.
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ has established a Morocco Earthquake Relief Fund to assist those impacted by this catastrophic disaster.
All funds received will go toward Emergency Relief.