(JTA) – The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is directing funds to the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado’s fire relief fund.
The Colorado fund is helping victims, firefighters, first responders and others impacted by the 14 wildfires raging across Colorado.
The Chicago funds will be directed to the Colorado Fire Relief Fund established by the Allied Jewish Federation. Both federations are absorbing all administrative costs and say that 100 percent of the donations will directly go to aid victims and those battling the fires.
“Once again, the Jewish community is coming to the aid not only of its own, but to all of those facing this tremendous tragedy,” said the Chicago federation’s president, Steven Nasatir.
As of Friday morning, just one of the fires had forced the evacuation of 35,000 people from the edge of Colorado’s second-largest city, had killed at least one person and incinerated 346 homes.