Dear Friends & Neighbors,
As we write this message, we see the sun beginning to reveal itself from behind the storm clouds.
Our staff is busy responding to calls made to our Community Access Life Line (C.A.L.L.) Service, swiftly getting our friends and neighbors the help and support they need. We are proactively checking in with our clients and with anyone that recently received food from our pantries. We also reached out to fellow Jewish Family Service agencies throughout Florida to offer additional assistance. If you or someone you know needs any assistance please let us know by calling (561) 684-1991 or contacting us here on our website.
Locally, you may have heard about last Tuesday night’s tornado that blew through Kings Point, a 55+ community in Delray Beach. Due to damage caused by the storm, over 100 Kings Point residents are homeless. Many have no family or friends in the area to provide shelter. We are working alongside Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services in Boca Raton, to help these residents find housing. Additionally, professionals from both Alpert JFS and Rales JFS will spend time with them to further assess their needs. We will coordinate our work with local, state, and federal resources.
As we continue to assess and service the needs of those in our community, we strongly encourage you to help our friends and neighbors by contributing to the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Hurricane Ian Emergency Relief Campaign.
The campaign will provide funds for essential expenses such as:
– Short-term housing costs
– Food & clothing
– Mental health counseling
Please join us in praying for all those affected and for those helping them recover. We also mourn the loss of life and pray that the memories of those who died be a blessing.
Please be well and be safe.
Marc D. Hopin