Grants Provided for Youngstown’s Israel Crisis Campaign

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation recently approved a $59,971.03 matching grant for Youngstown’s Israel Crisis Campaign. Three Thomases committee members also added to the match, and a local Jewish foundation anonymously added $50,000. 

All gifts given from Nov. 14 on will be matched dollar for dollar up to $110,071.03 until that amount is reached.

After the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas, Jewish Federations of North America launched a campaign to support the Jewish state and its people.

The local effort to raise $867,000 toward the campaign is being led by Rick and Ronna Marlin, Sam D. and Terry Roth, Dick and Anita Shapiro and Sam and Sabrina Shapiro. To date, more than $315,977 has been raised in the local campaign.

Jewish Federations have raised more than $659 million systemwide and allocated nearly $200 million to a variety of humanitarian organizations in Israel, a news release states. Grants will be considered in support of frontline communities, the Fund for Victims of Terror, trauma relief, medical equipment, support for first responders and volunteer efforts. 

Donors will help populations with additional needs such as the elderly and their caregivers; those with mental impairments; children at risk; Amharic-speakers; lone soldiers; and Arab, Bedouin and Haredi groups.

Donations can be made HERE. In the “Community” section, choose “Youngstown.” Donations made by check should include a note saying it is for the Youngstown Campaign.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.