Jewish Family Service offering emergency funds for victims
Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS), through the financial support of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), will provide need-based financial assistance to Hurricane Ida-affected Jewish residents in Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, the Northshore and River Parishes, Baton Rouge, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Individuals who qualify can apply for needs-based emergency financial assistance that will be allocated as a reimbursement for paid expenses. These need-based grants will be approved based on eligibility and grant criteria which is detailed in the application form and subject to availability of funds. There is no automatic entitlement.
Up to $250 per person can be requested. No applicant is guaranteed the full amount of funds requested.
Funding can be used for humanitarian assistance, including but not limited to hotels and other housing assistance, food, transportation, minor home repairs and miscellaneous supplies.
Those applying for these emergency funds must be Jewish residents at least 21 years of age or older with a residency in the affected areas as of August 29, 2021. They must demonstrate they sustained a financial loss because of Hurricane Ida