Monday, September 4, it became known that the Ministry for relations with the Diaspora, headed by Naftali Bennett is promoting a program of emergency assistance to the Jewish community of the U.S. city of Houston affected by hurricane «Harvey».
The amount of aid amounts to a million dollars.
The program will be submitted for government approval at the next meeting. The money will be sent via the Consulate of Israel.
The aid is intended to restore community-based agencies that are not funded or supported by local authorities.
«Harvey» reached the coast of Texas on Saturday night, August 26. The hurricane was rated the fourth category of danger. The wind speed in the Central part of the coast of Texas reached 200-210 kilometers per hour. The hurricane caused in Houston, heavy rains and floods.