I would like to make the following donation to the Young Israel of Woodmere Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund:
* = Required
Please note: If you are receiving errors while making payment, someone from the shul office will reach out to assist you in making your donation, or you can call the shul office during office hours for assistance (516-295-0950).
YIW has set up an umbrella fund called YIW Sandy Relief Fund which is a separate independent account with the 501 C3 status of the Young Israel of Woodmere. The fund will be administered by Rabbi Billet together with four lay members (an attorney who has CLE training in disaster relief, two other attorneys, and a comptroller / CPA - two of these people are past presidents of YIW). The fund will be discretionary unless you indicate above that you want the money you donate to go to one, two, or all three of the following needs:
1. The General Community Assistance fund administered through the good offices of Achiezer which has helped and continues to help everyone in all the afflicted communities including many YIW members. We have YIW representatives on the distribution board of this fund. It is a very worthwhile cause.
2. The specific needs of YIW members who have been hurt by the storm but whose problems are beyond the scope of the general communal fund or who need a supplement to what they receive from the communal fund. This too is a very important cause.
3. The YIW repair fund will help our Shul deal with the tremendous cost of repairing our facilities. As you know our Shul served as the community center for the two weeks immediately following the disaster. This too is a very important cause.
You can also specifically indicate above if you want your funds divided at the discretion of the YIW Sandy Relief Fund Committee.