The storm packed high winds and incredible sea surges as it downed trees and cut power to about six million people along the most densely packed portion of the country.
“Even with detailed advance warnings, the destruction Hurricane Sandy has left behind is extraordinary. B’nai B’rith has helped disaster victims since 1865. Each disaster we help with has its own unique challenges. As always, we will carefully evaluate needs and provide assistance to address immediate needs and longer term rebuilding efforts,” B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said.
B’nai B’rith Disaster Relief Fund aided victims of the 2012 tornadoes in the South and Midwest; provided aid to victims of the famine in East Africa, the 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti; and provided humanitarian assistance to the Somali refugees fleeing violent conflict to Kenya.
“Each disaster demonstrates how we all must work together to help our fellow citizens. We will work with representatives of agencies and our members on the ground to provide assistance where it is needed in the wake of this unprecedented storm,” B’nai B’rith Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said.
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