Since JDC’s (Jewish Distribution Committee) establishment in 1914, they have operated with a deep understanding that their responsibility to assist the less fortunate is not limited to the Jewish community. In times of crisis, JDC’s non-sectarian operational arm fulfills a paramount function in both assisting additional communities in affected areas, as well as equipping a Jewish community to serve as an agent of “tikkun olam,”— helping strengthen their community in its time of need. To that end, JDC is working with partners in Israel and around the world, in collaboration with key local partners (e.g., hospitals) to identify clear and dire need. JDC will transport humanitarian aid, food, and medications to relief organizations lacking these essential and life-saving supplies.

Grand Circle Foundation and the Lewis family funded an emergency response to evacuate and resettle elderly and vulnerable populations.