Donations will enable us to provide emergency relief such as shelter, emergency accommodation, hygiene kits and essential household items.
News is still emerging of the damage and destruction caused, but the death toll is climbing and there are thousands of people that are in need of assistance particularly in Morelos and Pueblos states, close to the epicentre.
World Jewish Relief will be working with a close and trusted partner agency based in Mexico City.
Mexico is home to an estimated 40,000 Jews, most of whom live in Mexico City. World Jewish Relief will be establishing what their needs are after Rosh Hashanah.
World Jewish Relief has launched its Mexico Earthquake Appeal with the backing of the UK Jewish communal agencies including Reform Judaism. Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism said: “Please give generously to World Jewish Relief in support of those who are suffering the effects of the terrible earthquake in Mexico. As we read in our siddur, ‘as God supports the needy when they call, may we respond with generosity and compassion. May we help the lives of those in danger, alleviate their suffering and bring hope and help to all those who have survived and must rebuild their lives.’”