By Reporter staff
The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton announced that its Ukraine Emergency Fund raised more than $11,000. The monies are going to the Jewish Federations of North America to help meet immediate needs in Ukraine and for Ukrainian refugees in surrounding countries. All funds will be used in these efforts; no overhead costs will be deducted from the monies raised.
Federation Executive Director Shelley Hubal noted how proud she was of the local community. “The Binghamton community may be small in number, but it’s large in heart,” she said. “I am so pleased we were able to raise these funds to help those in desperate need in Ukraine.”
By the end of April, JFNA had raised more than $50 million in aid to Ukraine. Some of the organizations who have received funds include:
- The Jewish Agency for Israel, which is providing food, supplies and shelter to those fleeing Ukraine.
- The American Joint Distribution Committee, which is providing support for members of the Ukrainian community and supplies such as food and medicine.
- World ORT, which is focusing its aid on those connected to six Ukrainian schools who have chosen to remain in the country.
- Chabad, which is also providing food, medicine and shelter to those who choose to remain in Ukraine.
- HIAS, which is focusing on protecting refugees.
- The Israel Trauma Center, which is assisting those in Ukraine and surrounding countries in coping with psychological trauma caused by the invasion.
Anyone still planning to make a donation can do so by visiting JFNA's donation link.