Ormond Beach, FL – The Louisiana flooding disaster that has damaged or destroyed 60,000 homes in the Baton Rouge area has gotten the full attention of the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties. Executive Director Gloria Max and her staff are currently collecting cash donations to send to displaced families there. Max says she became concerned by what she saw as a lack of media coverage about the seriousness of the flooding damage.
Max says the Federation works with local religious groups in the affected area to find families who have immediate need of cash assistance. Max says checks from money collected here go to the local religious organization and then directly to the family since there is no address to send to if they’ve lost their homes. As in all the group’s charity efforts, 100% of donations go to recipients. The Federation foots the bill for staff and overhead.
Max says the Federation gets many letters of thanks and got one from typhoon victims in the Phillpines who pooled the money they got and bought food for an entire village. She says often the letter writers express amazement that people in a small area like Volusia County have come to their aid.
Checks marked with a memo for “flood relief” can be sent to the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties 470 Andalusia Ave. Ormond Beach, FL 32174.
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