Over the weekend, Hurricane Irene made its way up the East Coast of the United States, leaving a wake of destruction in its path. As of the latest report, 43 people were killed, thousands were displaced — many losing their homes and businesses — and 2.85 million are still without power. The sum toll of incurred damage is not yet known as flooding continues in several affected areas.

Repair the World has reached out to communities along the East Coast and in the Caribbean to determine areas of need. Volunteers and contributions will be desperately needed as affected communities work to rebuild following the hurricane’s wreckage. Please consider lending your support.

Our hearts and prayers go out to those who were affected by the hurricane and we will continue to monitor the situation. Follow Repair on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date with the latest information.


  • [Update 9/6/11] The Jewish community of Woodstock, VT, was hard-hit by Hurricane Irene. Congregation Shir Shalom is requesting shipments of non-perishable food items that can be distributed to their congregants.

    Mail to:
    Congregation Shir Shalom
    P.O. Box 526
    Woodstock, VT 05091

  • The homes, farms and businesses of nearly a dozen members of the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community have been damaged or destroyed by flooding. The local synagogue is collecting donations to help their congregants with recovery efforts.

    Donate online or mail a check to:

    Attn: Families in Need Fund
    PO Box 2353
    Brattleboro, VT 05303

  • B’nai B’rith International has setup a hurricane relief fund to aid those along the coast affected by the storm.

    Donate online or mail a check to:

    B’nai B’rith International Disaster Relief Fund
    Attn: Hurricane Irene Disaster Relief Fund
    2020 K Street NW, 7th Floor
    Washington, DC 20006

  • Catskill Mountain Relief
    is collecting bottled water, batteries, non-perishable food, and other emergency supplies on behalf of the Catskill communities devastated by hurricane-related flooding. Click here to find out how and where you can donate.
  • The Union for Reform Judaism has also opened a hurricane relief fund to assist with recovery.

    Donate online or mail a check to:

    Hurricane Relief Fund
    Union for Reform Judaism
    633 Third Ave.
    New York, NY 10017

  • As always, you can also give to the American Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in your community and around the country.

    Donate online or mail a check to:

    Disaster Relief
    American Red Cross
    PO Box 4002018
    Des Moines, IA 50340-2018


Repair will continue to provide updates as needs for volunteers and contributions arise. Please stay in touch. If you have questions on how to get involved with Repair, email [email protected].