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United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto Opens Fund for Chile

Posted by: LBrown
March 15, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Toronto, On…United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto, the central organization of Toronto’s Jewish community has launched a fund to aid those affected by the earthquake that struck Chile on Saturday.


Fund proceeds will allow IsraAID, the Israel-based Forum for International Humanitarian Aid to send a disaster relief team that will provide medical treatment, conduct search and rescue operations and distribute food and clothing.

United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto’s Hope for Haiti Fund recently contributed over $1 million towards relief efforts conducted by IsraAID. In addition to cash donations, $1.1 million worth of medication was also sent to Haiti.

IsraAID is a coordinating body of Israeli and Jewish NGOs that that has provided humanitarian aid worldwide. United Jewish Appeal has previously supported IsraAID’S disaster relief work around the world.

Donations to United Jewish Appeal’s Chile Disaster Relief Fund can be made through www.ujadonations.com/chile of by calling 416-631-5705.

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