The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly condemns the heinous attacks on Israel.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the people of Israel and stand in solidarity with them as they battle the scourge of terrorism. We also know that as a result of these barbaric attacks on Israel, there is a growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
We are mobilizing support for the victims in partnership with leading humanitarian aid organizations and trusted government and private sector partners.
The U.S. Chamber and the business community’s engagement can make a difference in providing humanitarian assistance during this difficult time.
We are committed to developing meaningful and high impact solutions to those affected by the crisis.
How You Can Help
If your company is seeking to provide humanitarian support, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is compiling a list of organizations responding to the most immediate needs:
- Airlink is a global humanitarian organization delivering critical aid to communities in crisis by providing airlift and logistical solutions to vetted NGO/nonprofit partners serving civilians impacted by the current crisis in Israel and Gaza.
- American Friends of Magen David Adom have launched an urgent appeal to financially support Magen David Adom (MDA). MDA, also known as the Red Star of David, is the Israeli National Society that is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. MDA provides emergency medical and blood banking services in Israel.
- Americares makes the most urgent needs a priority, regardless of geography, race, nationality, gender, religious belief, political opinion, or class. They ensure their support is neutral, impartial and the right match for the local needs. As the humanitarian crisis worsens, Americares is focused on the most urgent medical needs of civilians caught in the crossfire in both Israel and Gaza to meet the health needs of those affected by the crisis.
- International Medical Corps has worked in Gaza since 2008, providing emergency medical, mental health and psychosocial services. Amid the conflict, their priorities are supporting emergency health services and ensuring families have access to medical care and essential supplies. International Medical Corps has made a significant donation to one of their long-time partners—JDC—and its emergency response efforts in Israel.
- Jewish Agency for Israel - North American Council is giving immediate aid to those whose homes were directly hit by rockets, and supporting the injured and evacuated to hospitals as well as families of the deceased.
- Jewish Federations of North America are responding, working with its core partners to support victims of terror, help rebuild damaged infrastructure, and address the unprecedent levels of trauma caused by this horrific attack.
- Mercy Corps is a global, non-governmental humanitarian aid organization. They work in transitional environments that have experienced economic, environmental, social, or political instabilities. In unexpected moments of crisis, their teams help families and communities recover and rebuild. Mercy Corps has worked in the West Bank and Gaza since 1986, providing humanitarian support including access to water, working with children and young people, and connecting people to economic opportunities.
- Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) is a U.S. based fund with a vision where all children in the Middle East have access to quality medical care, regardless of nationality, religious or political affiliation, and specialized health services for children are independent and developed at the highest standards. For more than 30 years, they have sent children abroad for free medical care, deployed international doctors and nurses to provide thousands of children free medical care in local hospitals, and provided tens of thousands of children humanitarian aid and support they otherwise would not receive.
- Project C.U.R.E. is the registered trademark of the Benevolent Healthcare Foundation, a 501 non-profit, humanitarian relief organization based in Denver, Colorado. Project C.U.R.E. collaborates with community partners to develop a high-level understanding of the scope of need. It is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the world that delivers medical supplies and equipment to developing countries. Their programs are funded by grants from the U.S. government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and by foundations, corporate partners and individual donors.
- Sheba Medical Center is a comprehensive hospital in Israel that collaborates with health centers around the world to develop groundbreaking techniques and life-saving treatments. The Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation is partnering with Sheba Medical Center to match every dollar donated.
- United Hatzalah launched an emergency appeal to raise funds for desperately needed supplies to provide its volunteer EMTs, paramedics, and doctors with the equipment they need to save lives and the protective equipment to keep themselves safe. The goal of the campaign is to raise $20 million to equip an additional 1,000 United Hatzalah volunteers with protective vests and helmets, oxygen tanks, defibrillators, trauma bandages, and tourniquets.
- World Central Kitchen is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. Founded in 2010 by chef José Andrés, the organization prepared food in Haiti following its devastating earthquake. They are feeding families impacted by the conflict in Gaza and Israel by partnering with American Near East Refugee Aid to prepare food kits in Gaza and working with local restaurants in Israel to serve meals to people who have been displaced.
- Zaka is a civilian volunteer organization which has a sole responsibility in Israel to deal with incidents of unnatural death. The organization is a non-governmental rescue and recovery organization and works in close cooperation with emergency services.
We will continue to update this list as more information and resources become available.
Share How Your Company Is Responding
Our team is tracking the corporate response to the humanitarian crisis. If your company is supporting the response, please share your efforts through this form.
See our corporate aid tracker here.
For further information to support relief efforts, please email email@example.com.
Note: As with most humanitarian crisis, unsolicited donations of food and product overwhelm local communities and negatively impact critical relief operations. Please do not send unsolicited donations. Only provide in-kind donations of goods which have been requested and to an organization who can manage the donation.
Briefing on the Latest Updates
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber Foundation hosted a briefing on October 12 to hear updates on the current situation from organizations responding to the crisis and how the business community can assist relief efforts.