Texas Relief - Share Some Warmth this Shabbat
Still reeling from the impact of a global health pandemic, Texas was dealt a terrible blow with this week’s winter storm. Freezing temperatures and a lack of power have wreaked havoc across the state.
The toll of this disaster is still taking shape. According to press reports, nearly 500,000 homes and businesses remain without power, with large swaths of the state’s grid down. Hospitals are running out of water. Some 7 million residents are under a boil-water advisory. At least 30 deaths linked to the storm have been reported. Residents are burning furniture to stay warm.
Jewish Federations across the country are responding. Yesterday, within a few hours, the Large Intermediate Federations pulled together to contribute funds to their Federation peers in Dallas and Houston – enough to support 1,000 Shabbat packages, along with Kosher hot meals at multiple locations. JFNA was proud to contribute to this effort, which highlights the beauty and strength of our collective.
In addition to this generous outpouring of support, JFNA has launched a national relief effort to ensure that additional contributions flow to communities throughout Texas and elsewhere hit by the freezing weather, allowing them to get through the immediate emergency and rebuild from this disaster.
As Shabbat approaches, we invite you to join us in supporting this relief effort and bring much needed warmth to the people of Texas.