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JFNA, URJ, B'nai B'rith announce aid efforts for Oklahoma tornado victims

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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:45 pm | Updated: 6:53 am, Tue Jul 30, 2013.

Jewish News has received word today from Jewish Federations of North America, Union for Reform Judaism and B'nai B'rith International announcing their donation collections to provide help to the communities and victims devastated by the tornado that hit Oklahoma City suburbs yesterday (May 20). The death toll stands at 24 with whole neighborhoods leveled.

• The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) announced the Oklahoma City Tornado Relief Fund, dedicated to gathering aid from across the Jewish Federation community for the victims. JFNA has opened a donation mailbox to support relief efforts of the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City, and is coordinating relief efforts with the Oklahoma City Federation. Donors can contribute to the fund online at https://securefedweb.jewishfederations.org/page/contribute/oklahoma-city-tornado or send checks to the JFNA national mailbox at: The Jewish Federations of North America, Wall Street Station, PO Box 148, New York, NY 10268. Please indicate "JFNA Oklahoma City Tornado Relief Fund" on all checks or in the designation box online. One hundred percent of funds donated will go to the local federation and its relief efforts on the ground, JFNA announced in its press release.
 
Speaking on behalf of the Jewish federations community (of which Jewish Community Association of Greater Phoenix is a member), JFNA extends its deepest sympathy and support to the people of the Oklahoma City area in the wake of the massive tornado that killed at least two dozen people, injured scores of others and devastated entire neighborhoods.
 
“Our hearts go out to all those who were in the path of this disaster and who are grieving the loss of their loved ones,” said JFNA President and CEO Jerry Silverman. “This was a terrible tragedy. The destruction of an elementary school filled with students and teachers was especially painful.”

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