Texas, the Caribbean Islands, Southern Florida and Puerto Rico have all recently been hit by devastating hurricanes.

Israeli charity IsraAID immediately rushed in to provide on-the-ground support to the recovery. Their Emergency Response Teams provide rapid medical care, psychosocial support and search and rescue services. In addition, they distribute essential everyday goods and water hygiene items.

This weekend, Illini Public Affairs Committee (IlliniPAC) joined with Illini Students Supporting Israel (ISSI) and Turning Point UIUC to have a bar crawl benefiting IsraAID. Together, the groups at the University of Illinois raised $300 for this amazing cause.

Elana Blinder, a Junior in┬áPolitical Science, said of the event: “it was definitely a highlight of my semester. After all the stress of midterms, it was so nice to celebrate with over 40 pro-Israel students, and know that all of the proceeds were going to such an important cause.”

If you would like to contribute to IsraAID, you can give online here.