UJA Home Volunteer Site


Natural disasters, terror, violence, and hatred shatter millions of lives each year. Since 2007, UJA has invested more than $81 million to bring urgent relief to those on the ground and aid long term recovery. Our essential relationships with hundreds of nonprofits worldwide make us agile and ready to mobilize at a moment’s notice. With the support of our donors, we’ve been able to provide humanitarian aid, trauma counseling, and long-term recovery support to help individuals and communities heal and move forward.

Crises we’ve responded to since the new millennium include: the second intifada in Israel, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and Hurricane Sandy here in our own backyard. Most recently, we led a substantial relief effort in the wake of the 2017 hurricanes in Texas, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean.