OU’s Disaster Relief Fund
Photo courtesy of AJ News Please give to the OU’s Disaster Relief Fund and help Colorado flood victims.
It was just before the High Holy Days when the thoughts of Jewish people everywhere turned to prayer and reflection for the New Year, that a flood of biblical proportions struck the Boulder, Colorado area. In the neighboring community of Lyons, for example, 17 inches of rain – half the year’s annual rainfall – came down in two days.
With winter fast coming to the Rocky Mountains, and with emergency relief desperately needed by the victims of the flood, Achiezer, the OU, Agudath Israel of America, and the National Council of Young Israel, have come together to announce an emergency fund to assist people whose homes have been obliterated and whose lives have been disrupted.
According to Rabbi Boruch Ber Bender, the president of Achiezer, which is based in Far Rockaway, NY, “The needs range from temporary housing, replacing damaged appliances, home repairs, boilers, and mold remediation to basic items such as furniture and beds. Pictures have shown us homes that have been completely obliterated. We know of families that have not been able to return to their homes as their entire neighborhoods have been damaged and it has not yet been declared safe to do so.”
Winter comes early to the Rockies. Please help.