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JDC Accepts Donations to Aid Pakistan Flood Victims

Contact:

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

For Immediate Release

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, is collecting funds to aid victims of the devastating floods in Pakistan. JDC has previously provided relief to the Pakistani people in the wake of the disastrous 2005 and 2008 earthquakes.

“By harnessing our vast experience in international disaster relief and tapping our network of partners on the ground to assess the most pressing needs, JDC will quickly respond to those affected by the floods in Pakistan,” said JDC CEO Steven Schwager.“ Guided by the principle of tikkun olam (repairing the world), we’ll help ensure that the most vulnerable are reached.”

JDC, which provides life-saving food, clothing, medicine, and other necessities in more than 70 countries around the globe, has implemented similar relief efforts in places like Haiti, countries in South Asia in the wake of Indian Ocean Tsunami, and in Myanmar after Cyclone Nargis. One hundred percent of funds collected will be directed to relief efforts.

JDC is closely coordinating with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and Interaction in Washington D.C.

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-Pakistan Flood Relief Online Donations

By Phone: 212-687-6200

By Mail:

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

Please make check payable to JDC-Pakistan Flood Relief

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