Our hearts go out to countless people impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, joining our prayers with countless others as the communities of Houston and Southern Texas navigate the long and difficult road of recover.
We encourage you to direct your funds to The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, as they have set up an emergency relief fund and will be able to provide direct support to those in need on the ground. If you prefer, The Jewish Federation of Chicago has set up a fund to provide support as well.
Gift Card Collection
We have also started a gift card collection for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. NSCI is joining a national effort to collect $10 gift cards for major retailers - Target, Home Depot, Walmart, Kroger, HEB - that we will send to Reform synagogues in the Houston area. Clergy on the ground in Houston will distribute them to those in need. Please bring gift cards to the Administrative Offices. This collection will continue through September 24, 2017. For more information please contact Rabbi Daniels, [email protected] or 847)-835-0724.
Undoubtedly, the need for support will continue. We will update you on our NSCI Facebook Page as we learn of real-time needs and how they can be addressed.