To honor a long-standing commitment to help communities navigating disasters, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has approved an emergency grant of $100,000 to support a collaborative response to the collapse of the Champlain Towers condo building—and resulting catastrophic loss of life—in the Surfside community near Miami. May the memory of those who lost their lives always be a blessing.

The Greater Jewish Federation of Miami is leading and coordinating this emergency assistance fund, in partnership with Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) and Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support. The fund will offer support for those in the greater Miami community who were impacted by this tragedy, including case management, trauma informed counseling, housing referrals, and other services.

The Weinberg Foundation is grateful for the Greater Jewish Federation of Miami’s commitment and service to the entire community, as well as President and CEO Jacob Solomon’s extraordinary leadership during this most difficult time. The Foundation acknowledges that funding alone will not give solace to the families of those who have lost loved ones, nor will it end the pain of a community in mourning. Rather, the Foundation hopes its emergency funding, as part of the broader response effort, will help to meet specific, immediate needs and ease the community’s burden.