Hurricane Harvey Relief for Houston

As you know, the Houston area was devastated by Hurricane Harvey in late August.  The Jewish community was not spared from the devastation as homes, shuls, schools, properties, business, lives, were all affected.  It will likely be months, perhaps years before recovery is complete.  We are called on to assist in any way we can, for now YIWH will be providing links to organizations who are best equipped to provide assistance, as well as links to trusted organizations for direct monetary donations.  Please be generous.

Orthodox Union

Dear OU Supporter,

3,000 donors, 8,200 chapters of Tehillim recited, hundreds of messages of chizuk shared.  The damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey has been catastrophic, yet it is heartening to witness the response that has come in from around the world - including those areas in Houston not damaged by floodwaters.

The Houston community still needs all the help it can get and will continue to need our assistance for some time.  We continue to urge you to help in the following ways:

Donate money - provide much needed funds - you can give here.

Donate goods - Have any goods you think might be useful for the people of Houston in their recovery?  Email what you can offer to  houstonrelief@ou.org and the OU will attempt to connect your donation with someone in need.

Daven - Commit to reciting Tehillim - sign up here

Volunteer - Once the waters recede and insurance adjusters have done their job, the community in Houston will need people to help with cleanup and rebuilding efforts - sign up here.

Share messages of chizuk on Twitter - Tweet messages of support using the hashtag #chizukforhouston.

Tizku L’Mitzvot,

Moishe Bane, President
Orthodox Union

Rabbi Elazar Muskin, President
Rabbinical Council of America

Allen Fagin, Executive Vice President
Orthodox Union

Rabbi Mark Dratch, Executive VP
Rabbinical Council of America
 

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Additional avenues of support

Agudath Israel: https://secure.cardknox.com/agudathisraeldonate
Bnai Brith International: bnaibrith.org
Meyerland Minyan: meyerlandminyan.org The Rabbi of this minyan informed us that at least 20 families lost their homes.
UJA: www.ujafedny.org 
United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston www.uosh.org 

Mon, November 20 2017 2 Kislev 5778