American Jewish Committee (AJC) announced a donation of $30,000 to support the victims of the devastating wildfires that have ravaged Maui and killed more than 100 people.

The donation, made through AJC's Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Humanitarian Relief Fund, will be allocated as follows: $20,000 to the Jewish Federations of North America, $5,000 to the Jewish Federation of San Diego, and $5,000 to the Maui Food Bank.

“My heart is with the people of Maui who have lost loved ones, their homes, everything. Those who survived now face the daunting task of rebuilding their lives,” said AJC CEO Ted Deutch. “We must come together to help. Our Jewish values command us to respond generously and compassionately to those who suffer a natural disaster.” 

Deutch added that “the demand for aid is substantial and we are proud to support the critical efforts of the Federation in providing urgent humanitarian assistance to the people of Maui.”

The AJC donation will help distribute urgently needed relief items, including food, hygiene items, and first-aid kits. 

Over the years, AJC has donated frequently to help victims of natural disasters both in the United States and all over the world.

AJC is the global advocacy organization for the Jewish people. With headquarters in New York City, 25 offices across the United States, and 14 overseas posts, as well as partnerships with 38 Jewish community organizations worldwide, AJC's mission is to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world.


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