More than 30 people in six states have been killed. Countless have been injured and the property toll is high.
The funds raised will be used to help communities rebuild.
“It’s always astonishing to see the deadly force nature can throw at a community,” B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said. “Seeing the impact on people, trying to absorb the sheer devastation facing communities—this is why we have been helping out after disasters since 1865—to help communities get back together.”
The B’nai B’rith Flood, Tornado and Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund aided victims of Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012, as well as the victims of a devastating string of tornadoes last year in the South and Midwest. B’nai B’rith disaster relief funds have provided aid to the Philippines after the typhoon in 2013 and after the 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan.
“It’s always upsetting to see pictures of homes and buildings destroyed, and to read the individual stories of survival and hardship after storms such as these,” B’nai B’rith Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said. “We will work with local teams on the ground to assess where assistance is needed most.”
B’nai B’rith International
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