The UJA-Federation of New York announced $200,000 in grants to four organizations working on coronavirus-relief efforts in India.
A $60,000 grant will go to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to be put towards a partnership with the Israeli government in providing Israeli-made ventilators to hospitals in India, UJA said in a statement. The JDC is also working with the local relief organization SEWA International to deliver Israeli medical equipment to hospitals, and provide food and humanitarian relief to residents in need.
The remaining funds will go to the Afya Foundation, IsraAID and Gabriel Project Mumbai. The grants will help provide food packages; medical supplies; establish a COVID-19 vaccination center in the Kalwa slum; launch remote stress and trauma prevention programs; and assess long-term public health needs in Indian communities.
“It’s heartbreaking to see the scenes from India, and we hope our aid will spur others to join the relief effort,” said Eric Goldstein, CEO of UJA-Federation of New York.