Hurricane Sandy Response
For nearly a century, UJA-Federation has responded to the challenges that face our people and our region. When Hurricane Sandy struck the New York area on October 29th, our hurricane response was swift and bold. We’ve made $10 million available to our network of agencies, synagogues, and day schools to provide cash assistance, temporary housing, food, and far more to the thousands of New Yorkers struggling in the aftermath of the storm. We also helped mobilized thousands of Hurricane Sandy volunteers to help in hurricane response efforts.
We fund a network of nearly 100 beneficiary agencies to help fulfill our mission of caring for our community and inspiring Jewish life, and these agencies have been on the front lines of our hurricane response.
Read About Our Hurricane Response
Read more about our work to support synagogues in this week's Jewish Week article, In Long Beach, The New Face of the Homeless.
Read the Jewish Week editorial praising our hurricane response, Stepping Up to Provide Relief.
Read UJA-Federation Senior Vice President Roberta Marcus Leiner's Jewish Week article, Sandy Underscores Need For Connected Community.
Read coverage of UJA-Federation's hurricane response in local, national, and international media.
For those who want to help, every day we are updating a list of Hurricane Sandy volunteer opportunities in New York City, Westchester, and Long Island.
UJA-Federation has opened the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Funds raised will be used to provide support to agencies and communities that have been impacted by the devastation. One hundred percent of the funds will be used for aid; no administrative costs will be applied.