Tornado And Flood Disaster Relief Fund Open For Storm Victims In Southern U.S.
B’nai B’rith International has opened funds from its Flood, Tornado and Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund due to the destructive tornadoes and torrential rains that have plagued Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama and Texas. The storm started early last week, right before Christmas, and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. The disaster left over 40 people dead across the region.
At least 14 tornadoes hit Mississippi on Dec. 23, and continued through Tennessee, Texas and Arkansas, destroying everything in its path. Severe flooding in Alabama from a twister that hit Birmingham killed at least 17. Nine tornadoes have devastated North Texas this weekend, leaving over 1,450 homes destroyed and 11 dead. Heavy rains and floods in the Midwest have left 13 dead.
B’nai B’rith will utilize its contacts in coalition with other agencies to provide emergency support relief efforts and long-term rebuilding plans [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 Opens Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Victims of Texas Floods
B’nai B’rith International opened its Flood, Tornado and Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund in the wake of the devastating floods that have swept through central Texas leaving at least 19 dead, many more missing, and destroying thousands of homes, businesses and other personal property.
B'nai B'rith Opens Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Nepal Earthquake Victims
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. The earthquake struck some 50 miles northwest of Katmandu with a 7.8 magnitude and multiple violent aftershocks. The death toll has climbed to 3,500 and is predicted to grow even higher.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Your Donations at Work: Texas Floods
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 volunteers have been busy cleaning up trash, unloading supplies and offering emotional support to many homeowners that have lost everything.
B’nai B’rith also working with individuals in nearby San Marcos to help find housing for the disaster relief workers. Currently, the Jewish disaster relief team has found housing made available free for them.
[READ FULL: Expert Analysis Blog:
Texas Flood Update: Recovery
Underway But Resources Needed]