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JDC Accepts Donations to Aid Earthquake Victims in Pakistan

94-year-old Emergency Response Organization Partners to Help Region’s Injured and Homeless

Contact:

Michael Geller / JDC Telephone: (212) 885-0838

For Immediate Release

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), an overseas humanitarian aid organization working in over 70 countries, today announced that it is collecting funds on a non-sectarian basis for relief efforts following the 6.5-magnitude earthquake which struck southwest Pakistan yesterday morning. The earthquake has left hundreds dead and thousands homeless and JDC will be working with the International Blue Crescent—a partner in JDC’s efforts following the 2005 Pakistani earthquake—to deliver immediate relief supplies to the hardest-hit areas. The efforts are part of JDC’s International Development Program (IDP), which provides immediate relief and long-term assistance for natural and manmade disasters.

“Thanks to our strong partnerships in the region and around the world, JDC is well-positioned to respond quickly to the needs of the victims of this disaster. It is our long-standing mission to provide as much help as possible for people whose lives have been suddenly devastated, be it by supplying food, medicines, and blankets or rebuilding schools and homes,” said Steve Schwager, Chief Executive Officer, JDC.

JDC and its partners worldwide have implemented similar relief efforts and continue to operate programs designed to rebuild infrastructure and community life in regions that have experienced natural and manmade disasters. Recently mobilizing to aid victims of the conflict in Georgia, JDC was among the first humanitarian aid organizations on the ground providing basic necessities and helping evacuate Jews from the war zone. In May of this year, JDC entered Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta to immediately provide water, food, and medical supplies to victims of Cyclone Nargis. JDC has since partnered with local NGOs to rebuild the affected region’s schools and homes.

JDC’s non-sectarian programs are funded by the generous donations of individuals and foundations; UJC/Federation annual campaigns are not used for JDC non-sectarian activities.

About JDC

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

For more information, please visit www.JDC.org.

To Make a Contribution:

Online: JDC Online Donations

By Phone: 212-687-6200

By Mail:

Attn: JDC—Pakistan Earthquake Relief JDC P.O. Box 4124 New York, NY 10163 U.S.A.

Please make check payable to JDC—Pakistan Earthquake Relief

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