UJA-Federation of New York’s Larchmont-Mamaroneck Women recently volunteered at Afya Foundation’s headquarters in Yonkers to package medical supplies for areas in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean devastated by recent hurricanes. A UJA-Federation partner, the foundation is a medical supply recovery organization. Since Hurricane Maria, UJA has partnered with Afya and the Greater New York Hospital Association to dispatch 28 flights to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to deliver 75,000 lbs. of desperately needed supplies.
UJA-Federation raises funds that sustain the activities of than 80 core partners, a dozen of which are located in Westchester, and hundreds of other nonprofit organizations. These community-based organizations provide services that combat poverty, help the elderly age with dignity, promote Jewish identity and renewal, strengthen children and families, and open doors to those with disabilities and special needs.