" NEW YORK, May 5, 2008 — The UJC/Jewish Federation overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), has opened an emergency mailbox to collect funds for relief efforts following May 3rd’s Cyclone Nargis, which devastated portions of Myanmar. Funds are being collected on a non-sectarian basis to aid the estimated several hundred thousand cyclone victims without shelter and safe drinking water. The efforts are part of JDC’s International Development Program (IDP) which responds to natural and manmade disasters, providing immediate relief and long term assistance....
JDC, which is funded in part through the UJC/Federation system, has launched non-sectarian efforts to aid those affected by the cyclone in Bangladesh; the earthquake in Peru; the Tsunami in South Asia; the floods in Haiti and the Dominican Republic; the victims of terror in Turkey; the earthquakes in El Salvador, India, Morocco, and Turkey; the displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo following the eruption of the Mt. Nyiragongo volcano; and the war-torn communities in Kosovo.
Donations may be made directly to the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, with a note earmarking the donation for JDC's relief efforts in Myanmar. Click here to donate to Myanmar via the Jewish Federation, or send a check, payable to the Jewish Federation, to 5801 W. 115th Street, Suite 201, Overland Park, KS 66211."