1 in 8 community members who struggled with poverty before COVID-19 are now in greater danger. Tens of thousands of community members have been made newly vulnerable due to job loss and financial crises. This is why UJA has launched an Emergency Campaign for Community Resilience.
With the strength of our donors and volunteers, UJA has responded to the pandemic in a big way.
Phone calls to identify the vulnerable
In food relief
In emergency grants for UJA’s partner agencies to cope with escalating needs
UJA mobilized volunteers to brighten the lives of seniors in our community.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to support our community's most at-risk members. The disenfranchised, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems may be unable to afford or access groceries and other basic supplies. With your help, we can do what our community does best: care for our most vulnerable.
UJA’s partner agencies are seeing the warning signs of a community in crisis:
Community members needing help to find a job
Community members requesting addiction counselling
Request for help from Jewish families in financial crisis
Community members needing Kosher Meals on Wheels
Jewish seniors needing new forms of assistance
Holocaust survivors requesting help
An emergency like this requires more than resources. It requires a strategic, community-wide approach. UJA is the only organization that can ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to tackling the greatest challenges facing our community, mobilizing our network of more than 100 partner organizations.
What we do as individuals and as a community during this pandemic will define who we will be when it is over. Are you in?