Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York Does “Not Stand Idly By” as Ebola Crisis Deepens

Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York Does “Not Stand Idly By” as Ebola Crisis Deepens

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Joy Sisisky

eJewish Philanthropy

Not content to stand idly by and watch the Ebola virus disease crisis unfold, last week the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York‘s global giving circle, Isha Koach (Women of Strength), made its first grant of 2014 in response.

The 17 Isha Koach members, all Jewish women philanthropists committed to supporting the world’s most vulnerable women and girls, granted $10,000 in emergency relief to AFYA Foundation, founded and led by Danielle Butin, to protect healthcare workers on the frontline of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. The grant will be used to help ship $1.7 million worth of critical, life-saving supplies and includes 170 pallets of personal protective equipment. The supplies were loaded on a cargo jet at JFK last week landing in Sierra Leone to be distributed to Ebola Treatment Centers in the capital of Freetown by the Ministry of Health and Ebola Task Force (NGO’s and government officials).

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