Action in Crisis and Uncertainty: Houston's Response to Hurricane Katrina

By Lee Wunsch

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Fall 2007

Within days of Katrina's landfall, Houston's population swelled with a quarter million displaced New Orleanians, the author explains. Among those evacuees was half of the New Orleans Jewish community, about 5,000 people. The author describes the massive relief effort mounted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, mobilizing hundreds of volunteers, raising $650,000 from within the Houston Jewish community, and distributing those funds along with an additional $1.5 million granted from United Jewish Communities (UJC) to help both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities.

Topic: Social Services, Disaster Management, Jewish Organizations, Emergency Management, Refugees

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Chalew, Gail Naron , Swartz, Barry R.

Volume/Issue: vol.83/no.1

Page Number(s): 88-91

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Houston, Texas , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Wunsch, Lee. Action in Crisis and Uncertainty: Houston's Response to Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Fall 2007: 88-91. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3721


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