Life on the Gulf Coast unfortunately means hurricanes. Here in Houston, we know it, we have lived it, and we stand ready to help. Our brothers and sisters in New Orleans and across southeast Louisiana sustained major damage after the Category 4 Hurricane Ida ripped through the area. The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, Jewish Family Service (JFS), and the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (The J) are proud to be able to again unite to organize a community response to meet the evolving needs.
More than a million people are left without power. This outage is expected to last a minimum of 21 days, but could last six weeks. The outage is also hindering full assessment of the extent of storm damage. Evacuees have been asked not to return to the city due to the utility situation, and others who are currently there may need to leave. Many have come here to Houston, and we welcome them with open arms.
Jewish Family Service
If you know someone from New Orleans who is here in Houston and in need of assistance, please have them fill out the intake form. Someone from JFS will contact them and connect them with resources.
If you have a garage apartment or a room in your home that you can offer to an individual or family needing a place to stay, please click the link below to fill out the form and JFS will contact you if there is a match.
The Jewish Federation is no longer taking direct donations to support Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts. You may click on the link below to support these efforts through the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)
Covenant House Texas
Covenant House Texas has taken in 42 children and 3 toddlers from Louisiana for up to two months. They are in need of supplies. Items can either be purchased here In Kind Donations – Covenant House TX or dropped off at 1111 Lovett Blvd. from 9 am to 9 pm.