The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has established an emergency relief fund to respond to the disastrous consequences of flooding in several Colorado communities. As of September 16, the Colorado Office of Emergency Management says that 17,494 homes are damaged and 1,502 homes are destroyed. An estimated 30-40 percent of the Jewish population in Boulder and surrounding areas has some level of damage to their homes.
Working in conjunction with the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), The Associated will send one-hundred percent of all donations directly to those affected, both Jewish and non-Jewish.
“One of our core values as a federation and as a community is tikkun olam, repairing the world,” said Marc B. Terrill, President of The Associated. “When we see another community suffering, we feel compelled to help in whatever way we can. Baltimore has a proud history of reaching out to those in need at home and abroad. It is who we are as Jews and as people.”
To donate to the Colorado Flood Relief Fund, visit associated.org or send a check to Colorado Flood Relief Fund, c/o The Associated, 101 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201.