B’nai B’rith International has opened its Disaster Relief Fund to aid the victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal that occurred on April 25. [READ MORE]
B’nai B’rith International has opened its Disaster Relief Fund in response to the horrific murders of 147 people in Kenya, most of them Christian college students. [READ MORE]
Donations may also be made by mail to:
B’nai B’rith International Disaster Relief Fund
1120 20th Street, NW, Suite 300 N
Washington, D.C., 20036
B’nai B’rith International Provides Funds to Help Combat Ebola
B’nai B’rith International will allocate funds from its Disaster Relief program to help IsraAID establish care and education projects in Africa to treat Ebola patients and curtail the spread of the deadly virus. B’nai B’rith is a founding partner of IsraAID, the Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid.
B'nai B'rith Opens Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Victims of Tornadoes in Southern and Midwestern U.S.
B’nai B’rith International has opened its Flood, Tornado and Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund in the wake of the devastating tornadoes that continue to pummel the South and Midwest United States. More than 30 people in six states have been killed. Countless have been injured and the property toll is high.
B’nai B’rith International Opens Disaster Relief Fund to Assist Victims of Typhoon Haiyan B’nai B’rith International opened its Disaster Relief Fund to assist the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines that swept across the southern part of the country, killing thousands and leaving devastation in its wake.
Origins of B'nai B'rith Humanitarian Aid
The B'nai B'rith commitment to aid humankind grew out of its founders’ decision to create an insurance policy to award members' widows $30 toward funeral expenses, a stipend of one dollar a week for the rest of their lives, a stipend for each child, and the assurance a male child would be taught a trade.
Victims of a Baltimore flood in the mid-1800s were the first recipients of B’nai B’rith disaster relief funds, and the first international assistance project provided funds to Sir Moses Montefiore's appeal in 1865 to assist victims of a cholera epidemic in what was then Palestine. B’nai B'rith later raised and distributed funds to those affected by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the Galveston, Texas, flood of 1900, and the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.
Since those beginnings, when natural and manmade disasters strike in the United States or around the globe—or when communities are in need—B'nai B'rith helps from the outset and remains to rebuild to the end.
For more information, please call 212-490-3290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Donations at Work: Superstorm Sandy
Funds raised by the B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund have supported emergency response teams and projects that are assisting with recovery and rebuilding.
B'nai B'rith International's Sandy partners include Nechama and IsraAID, the Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid, of which B’nai B’rith is a founding partner.
In March 2013, the B'nai B'rith Flood, Tornado and Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund supported the distribution of Passover food for elderly Jews who live on Long Island in an area devastated by Sandy, so that they could enjoy holiday traditions.
[READ: B'nai B'rith Magazine, Spring 2013: "B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Efforts Assist Victims of Hurricane Sandy"]
Since 1865, B'nai B'rith has responded with millions of dollars of needed assistance to help the victims of hundreds of disasters - both natural and man-made - around the world.