JDC Accepts Donations to Aid Victims of Peru Earthquake
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) today announced that it has opened an emergency mailbox to collect funds for relief efforts following Wednesday’s earthquake in Southern Peru. The earthquake, which had a magnitude 8.0 on the Richter scale, struck at 6:41 p.m. (7:41 p.m. ET). To date, over 1,500 people have been injured, the death toll of nearly 450 people is still rising.