Dear Friends,

Our city’s Black community has been devastated by the horrific terrorist attack this past Saturday. We grieve with the families who are beginning to bury those whose lives were so senselessly taken and we stand arm in arm with community leaders who are doing all they can to address issues in the aftermath of this event.
Our community knows too well the pain of hate, and now more than ever, we need to show our compassion by giving of our time to volunteer, to offer words of love and care, and through our generosity offer support.

We have heard from so many of you who want to help those most impacted and today, Foundation and Federation are offering three options for you to provide financial support:

FeedMore WNY is a merger of the Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for WNY. Its singular vision is to end hunger in our community. Now that the Tops Market on Jefferson Ave is closed, that neighborhood is in desperate need of accessible food options. Monetary donations to FeedMore WNY helps pay for raw food products, equipment, training, and upkeep of facilities. One of our generous anonymous donors has launched the campaign for this fund with a dollar for dollar matching grant up to $5,000.
In partnership with Tops, the National Compassion Fund has established the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund to provide direct financial assistance to the survivors of the deceased and those directly affected by this tragedy. The National Compassion Fund is the leading authority on financial assistance to victims of mass casualty events. It is a subsidiary of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the nation's leading resource and advocacy center for victims of all types of crime. One of our generous anonymous donors has launched the campaign for this fund with a dollar for dollar matching grant up to $10,000.
Coordinated by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, along with dozens of local funders, the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund was established. It is built upon the collective desire to take action and to work to address immediate needs in our community, long-term rebuilding, and systemic issues that have marginalized communities of color.
In addition, Jewish Family Services of Western New York has compiled a list of opportunities for people to volunteer, donate, gather and support the Black community. Please visit their resource HERE.

We have all been affected by this tragedy in different and very personal ways. Thank you to our generous donors who continue to go above and beyond to help our community.
Rob Goldberg
CEO | Executive Director
Buffalo Jewish Federation
Irv Levy
Executive Director
Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies
*All gifts will be processed through the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies donor portal and forwarded to the designated beneficiary fund on behalf of Jewish Buffalo. The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies is a 501(C)(3) organization and donations may be eligible for a tax deduction. Please consult your tax advisor.