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JNF offers U.S. Forest Service help to recover from California wildfires

Flames surround a house in Malibu, California, on Nov. 9, 2018, part of the Woolsey fire in southern California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Flames surround a house in Malibu, California, on Nov. 9, 2018, part of the Woolsey fire in southern California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Israeli environmental organization Keren Kayemet L’Israel-Jewish National Fund offered its assistance in helping California recover from its recent devastating wildfires.

“We have been following the situation with the horrific wildfires in California including the unprecedented destruction of communities and the devastation to surrounding forests. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who have perished. We want to express our solidarity, encouragement and support and offer our assistance if there’s anything we can do to help,” Daniel Attar, world chair of KKL-JNF, said in a letter sent on Tuesday to Vicki Christiansen, chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. [Read more…]

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