Because of their ongoing work with on-the-ground community organizations around the world, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has proved to be extremely effective and efficient in their response to major disasters (especially after the tsunami of 2004).
“AJWS has been making grants focused on Burma since 2002 and has long-standing partnerships with grassroots organizations in the region. Through this network, AJWS is providing emergency support to local organizations that are responding to immediate needs. Funds donated to AJWS will allow these organizations to provide food, water, cooking equipment, shelter, clothing and health services to those most in need. Funds will also go to providing cremation and funeral services for the victims of Cyclone Nargis: this is essential to prevent the spread of disease and protect water supplies from further contamination.“