We head into the new Jewish year - 5778 - beset by a series of natural disasters that are taking their toll on millions of people. Hurricane Maria was pounding the Caribbean Islands as Jose was creating flooding in the Northeast. We are still tracking damage from Irma's wide path across Florida into neighboring states, while Houston has barely started on its gargantuan journey of recovery from Harvey. Two massive earthquakes in Mexico round out the picture. All this in the space of less than four weeks.
JFNA's Emergency Committee has met frequently since the onset of Hurricane Harvey and will continue meeting actively over the weeks to come.
The response across our system has been terrific. But it is clear that significantly greater resources will be needed to address the scope of needs across all the affected areas and we will be challenged.
In lieu of the most recent devastation, the MKJF will continue to collect funds until Monday October 9, 2017, so the funds get distributed as quickly as possible. Please mail your checks to the MKJF at 400 N. Woodlawn, Suite 8, Wichita, KS 67208 or go to MKJF.org and click the DONATE NOW button. Please note in the memo if you wish your contribution to go to a specific relief fund. We want to make sure that we manage and respect your intent.
If you have already donated to the Hurricane Relief Fund and have specified which one, the MKJF will apply it to that fund. If you do not specify for future donations we will apply to the general JFNA Relief Fund.
100% of your donation will help the victims of these disasters rebuild - right when they need it most. When disaster hits, our Federation family stands together.
We appreciate everyone that has already donated. Thank you to the Wichita Jewish Community for your generosity!
Thursday Oct. 5 Sukkot - MKJF Office Closed
Friday Oct. 6 Sukkot - MKJF Office Closed
Thursday Oct. 12 Shemini Atzeret - MKJF Office Closed
Friday Oct. 13 Simchat Torah - MKJF Office Closed
Sunday Oct. 22 MKJF 2018 Annual Campaign Kick-Off – 5:30 – Exploration Place
Nov. 12 – 14 JFNA GA in Los Angeles
Wednesday Nov. 15 MKJF Café Chevre – 11:45 am