NEW YORK (JTA) — UJA-Federation of New York released $10 million in Hurricane Sandy emergency relief aid to its network agencies and synagogues.
The agency made the funds available on Monday morning; its board of directors had decided unanimously to make the money available in a special session the previous evening.
"The emotional and economic impact, especially on the isolated elderly and the poor, is acute and will remain so for a long time," the agency said in a statement Monday.
UJA-Federation had set up a Hurricane Sandy relief fund shortly after the storm hit on Oct. 29.
The week before Sandy struck the greater New York area, the federation raised a record $45 million at its annual campaign kickoff event.