Peru earthquake: Where to give

The 8.0 magnitude earthquake that ravaged Peru on Aug. 15 killed 503, injured 1,042 and left an estimated 100,00 people homeless, according to the most recent official statistics from Peru’s National Civil Defense Institute.

Jews throughout the world have been mobilizing to send aid to the stricken region. Israel sent a team of doctors earlier this week, and on Sunday, Aug. 19 the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem sent $20,000 to the Israeli Embassy in Lima to buy emergency provisions for victims of last week’s tremor. The American Jewish Committee is helping Israel pay for the medical teams with a $10,000 grant to ISrAID and has committed an addition $25,000 to the Asociación Judia del Perú.

The following Jewish organizations are accepting contributions to help relief efforts in Peru.

S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation Peru Quake Relief

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties

121 Steuart Street, San Francisco CA 94105

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Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay

Peru Earthquake Relief,

Jewish Community Federation, 300 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

Donate online:

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

P.O. Box 530, 132 East 43rd St., New York NY, 10017

(212) 687-6200

Donate online:

American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service

45 West 36th Street, New York NY 10018-7904

(212) 792-2900

Donate online: [email protected]

B’nai B’rith International

B’nai B’rith International Disaster Relief Fund

2020 K Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington D.C., 20006

(202) 857-6600

Donate online:

The American Jewish Committee

165 E. 56th Street, New York NY 10022

Contact them at: