Hope for Refugees and Disaster Victims

Volunteer with the Federation, JDC, and Heart to Heart International!

Online pre-registration is now closed, but walk-in spots are available for both shifts. Please email Rachel Barton with questions or last-minute registrations.

Our responsibility as Jewish people to our family around the world means rising to global challenges and emergencies affecting those whose lives are permanently altered. When disaster strikes, access to a toothbrush and a bar of soap can provide a person with dignity and a first step toward rebuilding a life.

Join us on Sunday, June 4, to build hope for refugees and disaster victims in the form of relief packages full of much-needed supplies, and connect with others in your community as a force for good in the world.

We will be joined by special guest Dr. Will Recant, Associate Executive Vice President of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Dr. Recant will discuss how the Federation, JDC, and Heart to Heart International work together to provide expert, immediate humanitarian aid for communities in crisis around the world.

Lunch will be provided for both shifts from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

All ages are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing.

The Federation is located 2.5 blocks from the Embarcadero BART station, and in close proximity to additional transit options. We highly recommend taking public transit. Limited street parking is available, and note that parking meters are enforced along the Embarcadero on Sundays.

June 04, 2017
12:00 AM
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco


Organized By: 
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), JDC Entwine, and PowrServ, benefitting Heart to Heart International
Event Contact Person: 
Rachel Barton
Will Recant
Government Affairs/Disaster Relief/Expert/Assistant Executive VP, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

Dr. Recant serves as the senior staff person regarding all of JDC’s non-sectarian programs and directs JDC’s Government Affairs program. He is one of America’s top experts in the field of international relations, disaster relief, and development. With more than three decades of work in global development and crisis management, Recant has successfully directed relief efforts and disaster assistance programs for the JDC in Japan, Haiti, Kosovo, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cuba and countries affected by the Indian Ocean Tsunami.

Dr. Recant has advised and briefed U.S. Presidents, government agencies, members of Congress, local, national, international government officials,and embassy staff, as well as community leaders and academics. A highly sought-after source on crisis response, he has appeared in TV, print, and radio, discussing the rescue and relief of distressed populations, international disaster response and
preparedness, and global volunteerism.

Dr. Recant holds both a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in Political Science from George Washington University.