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.
B'nai B'rith International Opens Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Victims of Boston Bombing
B’nai B’rith International has opened its Disaster Relief Fund to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, a vicious terrorist attack on April 15 that saw two bombs detonated near the marathon’s finish line, killing three and injuring more than 170 people.
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Your Donations at Work - Superstorm Sandy
B'nai B'rith International Opens Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Victims of Massive Hurricane Sandy
Superstorm Sandy, the hurricane that hit the U.S. Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012, is the most recent natural disaster where B’nai B’rith sprang to action.
Funds raised by the B'nai B'rith Flood, Tornado and Hurricane 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.
Other projects will continue as part of our outreach to meet the unmet needs of vulnerable populations. There will be a summer project, to be held in August 2013 in cooperation with the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at their convention, which will be take place in New York City.
> Read the B'nai B'rith Magazine spring 2013 story, "B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Efforts Assist Victims of Hurricane Sandy"
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.
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