FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2013
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NEW YORK —In response to the deadly typhoon in the Philippines that has already left tens of thousands of innocent victims dead and countless others suffering, members of the worldwide medical community have joined together to do all they can to lend a helping hand. Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, has pledged to do everything in the organization's power to aid in medical relief for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Marcie Natan, national president of Hadassah, released the following statement:
"Our hearts go out to the victims of this terrible storm, one of the worst in recorded history. We at Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, pledge alongside Hadassah Medical Organization to do all we can to help those in need—both for those who have found themselves in the direct path of the storm and for those who have lost and are searching for loved ones in the Philippines.
As a member of the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief, Hadassah hopes to raise awareness about Typhoon Haiyan and support disaster relief to help all those affected. We encourage others to join us in supporting relief efforts and our thoughts and prayers are with the Filipino people at this time."
To learn more about the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief and donate to relief efforts in the Philippines, visit www.jcdr.org.
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is the largest women's Zionist Jewish membership organization in the United States, and was founded in 1912. 330,000 members, associates, and supporters strong, Hadassah is now in its second century, growing our commitment to innovative and life-changing medical care and research, women's empowerment, education, advocacy, philanthropy and building Jewish identity – in Israel, America and around the world. Date: 11/14/2013 12:00:00 AM