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YU Students Volunteer to Help Hurricane Victims

YU students helping the cleanup efforts in Belle Harbour, NY

A number of volunteer opportunities for Yeshiva University students, alumni, faculty, and staff were organized to respond to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. We have worked with several organizations including Masbia, Achiezer, Red Hook Relief, and Nechama and are in touch with many community leaders in Long Island and Queens. Groups of volunteers have been sent to help remove debris from homes and synagogues and distribute meals to families in Far Rockaway and Bayswater. Additionally, we have sent several YU Roshei Yeshiva and their shiurim to assist in clean-up efforts in Seagate. The CJF has served as a resource to YU graduate programs, local day schools, and organizations, connecting them with different volunteer opportunities in the tri-state area. In total, we have sent out over 600 volunteers to assist in various relief projects, and we plan to continue these efforts over the next few weeks.

YU Relief Efforts in the news

Jewish Daily Forward: http://forward.com/articles/165381/jewish-volunteers-step-up-for-sandy-victims/?p=all

The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/11/after-sandy-alone-in-seward-park.html?mobify=0

Hamodia: http://images.burrellesluce.com/image/5807A/5807A_6475