After Alberta Flooding, URJ Opens Disaster Relief Fund
On June 21, more than 100,000 residents of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and many more throughout the province of Alberta, were forced to flee their homes ahead of rising flood waters. Although the rivers have crested and since begun to recede, there have been three confirmed deaths, tens of thousands remain without power, and cleanup and rebuilding estimates have topped $1 billion.
The Union for Reform Judaism and Canadian Council for Reform Judaism have been monitoring the situation closely and have opened a fund to assist victims of this natural disaster. To contribute to the Reform Movement’s relief effort, please visit www.urj.org/relief. Checks can be sent to the Union for Reform Judaism (Attn: Alberta Flooding Relief), 633 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017 or to the Canadian Council for Reform Judaism, 3845 Bathurst St. Suite 301, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3H 3N2.