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Many people are looking to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and many different organizations have been assisting them. The following is a list of some of organizations where you can donate and assist your brothers in need.

1) New York’s leading Jewish Chesed groups have agreed to create an emergency fund to support local victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Emergency Sandy Chesed Fund will be managed by Chevra Hatzalah with the support of the following organizations: Hatzalah groups, Shomrim, Misaskim, Chaveirim, Met Council, Yad Ephraim and neighborhood Jewish Community Councils. It was formed at a meeting called by Councilman David G. Greenfield. All proceeds of the Emergency Sandy Chesed Fund will go directly to victims and victim services. No donations will be used for administration or overhead.

The community is encouraged to donate generously via this website:

2) There are countless families in the Five Towns, Far Rockaway, Bayswater and Long Island that are totally wiped out, having suffered crippling losses, losing homes, cars, clothing, everything. They are literally left with only the proverbial clothing on their backs and are in a shocking situation. Hundreds of others have been severely impacted.

To assist our community in this time of desperation, the Achiezer organization has begun a campaign, chaired by distinguished baalei batim to allow those of us who are fortunate enough not to be suffering from the after effects of the hurricane, a once-in-a-lifetime direct pikuach nefesh opportunity. The trustees listed below will oversee the funds raised in this campaign to insure that every penny goes directly into the hands of those who have lost so much due to the devastating hurricane. A special accounting of every dollar will be available at the end of this campaign. Any monetary assistance, big or small, will help to alleviate the overwhelming need of our friends, neighbors and brothers. You can donate by clicking HERE.

3) In the community of Sea Gate, the devastation is real, the damage is more than just physical.  Families have lost everything.  “The only thing left is the shirt on my back”, is no longer a saying, it’s real.

A fund to assist the local community has been set up and is being administered by Harav Pinchos Meisels, the Dayan of Seagate. You can donate by visiting the website for the Sea Gate Hurricane Emergency Fund.


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  1. Just an idea. How about if people would post how much they are willing to give. They don’t even have to write where. Just let them be michayiv themselves and write a number. I find , people forget quickly if they don’t do an action. Tizku Limitzvos.
    P.S. I will start with $360 to one of the funds

  2. There are also huge needs in Staten Island. I just returned from taking a carload of relief supplies — food, water, cleaning supplies and some clothing — from my synagogue in the Bronx to the District Office of State Sen. Andrew Lanza, 3845 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island. They are particularly in need of cleaning supplies, bottled water, ready to eat food, and volunteers. Do not bring clothing as they have more than they can easily distribute. The Senator’s staff said that they appreciated the kosher food as many Jews had been affected by the disaster.

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