Israel has been hit by an unprecedented disaster. A wildfire raging in the north near Haifa has taken at least 42 lives. Thousands of acres of forest have been destroyed and entire villages have been blackened.
The Israel Project is working to get out the facts globally about the fire and the need for help. You can donate to this by going here.
The Jewish Federations of North America has sent up a fund. Checks can be sent to the Israel Forest Fire Disaster Relief Fund, Wall Street Station, PO Box 148, New York, NY 10268. They should be made out to The Jewish Federations of North America. Or donate through http://www.jewishfed.org/be-philanthropist/458/fire-relief-fund-for-israel
The Jewish National Fund has several different ways to help:
To arm the firefighters with the protective gear and equipment they need, go to www.jnf.org/fifdonate.
To Replenish Trees in Israel’s Forests
- Donate $10 by texting JNF to 20222 from your cell phone.
- Go to www.jnf.org/trees and plant a tree.
Adapted from combined sources