The Jewish Federations of North America has launched a collection to benefit relief efforts on the part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge. Scroll down to see the statement of needs from the Federation. Click here for a first-person account from JFNA's Emergency Committee Chair, Brian Serymour.
Statement of Needs from the Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge:
- 11% of the affiliated Jewish community received damage.
- 110,000+ homes have suffered damage.
- 35.4% of homes within the Greater Baton Rouge area flooded.
- $20.7 Billion estimated value of destroyed property.
- 280,910 displaced people.
- 103,000 survivors have applied for federal assistance to date.
- 21% of businesses destroyed.
Current relief budget (as of Aug 30, 2016):
|Family grants $12,000 x 35 homes||420,000|
|Flood Relief Manager/Infrastructure||60,000|
|Education (tuition, tutoring)||50,000|
|Synagogue Grants (religious school, programming, onegs, dinners, dues relief)||150,000|
|Rayner Center Preschool tuition grants (childcare)||30,000|
|Outside accounting support||50,000|
|Additional office equipment and office space rent||25,000|
|Community outreach (helping others, not just ourselves)||50,000|