Helping our clients back on their feet.
To make an online contribution to the Hurricane Emergency Fund please use the button at the bottom of the page.

Hurricane Emergency Fund

JBCFS has been operating in emergency mode during and after Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City. This storm has made our vulnerable clients even more vulnerable. The stories change every day yet they remain the same—our clients need our help and we need to be ready to assist them in any way possible. 


The JBFCS Hurricane Emergency Fund is the way to go. Contributing to this fund will give help to both clients and staff who are in need of money so that we can get what's needed. JBFCS is also a beneficiary of UJA-Federation's Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. To make a donation to the Fund, go to Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund: https://www.ujafedny.org/hurricane-sandy-relief-fund/

When sending a check to contribute to this fund, please address it to the Development Office at 135 West 50th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10020 and note” JBFCS Hurricane Emergency Fund” in the memo portion. If you prefer to donate online, we will have it listed in the drop-down menu on our donation page.
 
The Need is Still Great
The effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt and dealt with throughout the JBFCS community. Homes were destroyed, leaving residents with no place to go and no belongings to call their own. Our social workers and therapists are busy trying to help those who are doing without, trying to get government assistance for families that lost everything, and trying to keep families together when they have no place to call home. Read more....or ....DONATE

Coney Island Center damage from Sandy


From Our CEO: Update on Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
The need is still great. Here you see JBFCS President Tony Mann and myself at our Coney Island Center. The water flooded in--up to nearly six feet, making the first floor unsafe for occupants. Read more....or ....DONATE

York College is housing 21 of our clients

York College in Jamaica, Queens, is housing 21 of our clients—both adults and families with young chilren. One family was there with a one-year old with a fever. A five-year-old is asking people to pray for her. Women and children were being roomed with male clients, an unacceptable situation that we remedied. Staff has been getting medication, refrigerators, fans, anything to help alleviate the trauma and stress this storm has inflicted on already harrowed clients. Each of these clients has been taken shopping for warm coats, boots, gloves, and other daily necessities. DONATE


Leslie Samuel-Young of Bryce House domestic violence shelter
It will be 7 to 10 days before Bryce House domestic violence shelter will be cleaned and restored. Emergency funds will be used to keep those families together—and safe. Watch as Lesley Samuel-Young explains the aim of this shelterDONATE

Staten Island Iraq war veteran and family lose home during Sandy.

Staten Island residents Pedro and Jennifer K. were left destitute when their home was literally pushed 500 feet into a neighboring marsh. Pedro, an Iraq War veteran, was able to get his wife and young children to safety before Sandy hit but rode out the storm at a neighbor’s house. JBFCS funds were able to help this family find safety, food, and shelter. DONATE

City Emergency Shelters


JBFCS staff and clinicians who were not able to report to their programs volunteered at City emergency shelters, helping ease the trauma of those being displaced. DONATE

Coney Island PROS closed during to Sandy

Coney Island PROS was not able to open on Wednesday and posted a sign saying clients could be seen at 2020 Coney Island Avenue. The next morning 50 people were lined up before 2020 had a chance to even open. Our clents wanted us and nobody but JBFCS staff. DONATE

Rabbi Simkha Weintraub of JCS ran a trauma-related drop-in group helping storm victims.


Jewish Community Services ran a trauma-related drop-in group at Congregation Beth Elohim, helping one family that lost someone in a storm-related accident, convincing elderly congregants that relocating for the time being is a wise choice, and guiding a school psychologist on how to help the 800 students in his school deal with the added stress of relocation, loss, and disruption. DONATE
 


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