April 26, 2015
Our hearts go out to the people of Nepal whose lives are affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that took place on April 25. The earthquake has resulted in the estimated death and injuries of tens of thousands of people and major destruction of buildings including historic sites throughout the country. The Jewish community is working to help the people of Nepal. The Israeli government has already sent in emergency support, Jewish organizations working in Nepal are in full gear, JDC emergency supplies will arrive in Nepal within the next 24 hours, and the Jewish community is collecting funds to go directly to those in need.
It's at times like this, that our shared commitment to Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, finds its deepest expression. In the past, Federations have worked through our partners to provide immediate relief and long-term assistance to victims of natural and manmade disasters around the globe, including the Philippines, Haiti, Japan, and South Asia after the Indian Ocean Tsunami and continue to operate programs designed to rebuild infrastructure and community life in disaster-stricken regions.
The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ has opened a mailbox to help those in our community who want to support immediate needs. Click here to contribute.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims of this tragedy.