Jewish Community Foundation donors send over $100,000 for Haiti relief
SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–In the first two weeks following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, nearly 70 individuals and families who partner with the Jewish Community Foundation for their giving immediately stepped up and recommended almost $102,000 in grants to provide immediate assistance to victims.
Schools, hospitals and thousands of homes have been destroyed and more than three million people have been left without adequate food, shelter, healthcare and basic infrastructure.
In San Diego, funds are being collected through the United Jewish Federation of San Diego and will be distributed to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to provide immediate aid and relief to victims. Additionally, several other nonprofit organizations are providing services in Haiti such as the American Jewish World Service (AJWS).
“We are so proud that our donors stepped forward so quickly to meet these emergency needs, said Charlene Seidle, vice president, philanthropy. “The response was immediate and generous.”
During fiscal year 2008-09, the Foundation awarded and facilitated $62 million in 4,700 grants to more than 1,000 Jewish and general organizations in San Diego, the United States and Israel. Visit the Jewish Community Foundation at www.jcfsandiego.org or call 858-279-2740.
Preceding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego