Linda Frank and other community members started a grassroots fund for the Jewish community’s refugee resettlement efforts in mid-March. The fund is held at the Jewish Community Foundation of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, though it is not a Federation fund.
“It is for the benefit of people and groups in the community who are helping resettle refugees. A lot of people are taking them grocery shopping and them buying things, and we’d like to be able to compensate people,” Frank said. “We don’t want them to feel that they have to donate everything they are doing along with their time, because some of these expenses have added up.”
Community members can donate to the fund through checks to the Jewish Community Foundation with a notation for the Refugee Fund or at MilwaukeeJewish.org/FundGift. People can send requests for payment to Frank and Reenie Kavalar at WisconsinJewsForRefugees@gmail.com.