Chicago Federation joins Colorado fire relief effort
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Chicago Federation joins Colorado fire relief effort

Jewish community ‘coming to the aid of those facing this tremendous tragedy’

A water dropping helicopter makes a run over the Waldo Canyon wildfire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 26 (photo credit: AP/Chris Carlson)
A water dropping helicopter makes a run over the Waldo Canyon wildfire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 26 (photo credit: AP/Chris Carlson)

JTA – The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is directing funds to the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado’s fire relief fund, which will help victims, firefighters, first responders and others impacted by the 14 wildfires raging across Colorado.

The funds will be directed to the Colorado Fire Relief Fund established by the Allied Jewish Federation. Both federations are absorbing all administrative costs and say that 100 percent of the donations will directly to aid victims and those battling the fires.

“Once again, the Jewish community is coming to the aid not only of its own, but to all of those facing this tremendous tragedy,” said Federation President Steven Nasatir.

As of Friday morning, just one of the fires had forced the evacuation of 35,000 people from the edge of Colorado’s second-largest city, had killed at least one person, and incinerated 346 homes.

Contributions may be sent to http://www.juf.org/relief .

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