B'nai B'rith and AEPi Support Operation Gratitude
The Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity gathered for its 100th convention in New York City in August.
The Jewish fraternity’s agenda included a community service project that was a salute to the armed forces serving around the world. More than 700 AEPi brothers and alumni packed care packages that would be delivered by Operation Gratitude, which is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that annually sends 100,000 care packages to U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers.
Included in each care package was a personal letter from the brothers who were at the convention.
Total: 700 service hours were added by 700 volunteers in this special service event.
Sub-total: 71,941 hours
Project H.O.P.E. Chanukah Distribution in the Bronx
This project was coordinated by the Bronx Jewish Community Council. Brad Silver, Executive Vice President, reports that over 432 packages assisted 475 individuals in need through-out the
Bronx. Packing and distribution took place at the Adelstein –Project H.O.P.E. B'nai B'rith House.
Total: Over 210 volunteers were involved in all phases of preparation, packing and delivery in November 2013 - adding 500 hours of service for the program.
Sub-total: 71,241 hours
One Year Later: Sandy Day of Service
On November 10, 2013, the B'nai B'rith Young Leadership Network-New York, in partnership with the Alpha Epsilon Pi alumni club of NYC, held a "One Year Later: Sandy Day of Service" community program.
Volunteers drywalled and insulated a basement flooded by the storm in Canarsie, Brooklyn.
Total: There were 16 participants – The B’nai B’rith Young Leadership Network in New York, alumni from the h AEPi Fraternity alumni, and alumni from the AEPhi sorority - who volunteered 80 hours of service.
Sub-total: 69,574 hours
As we mark the one year anniversary of Super Storm Sandy wrecking havoc on the New York metro area we highlight the B'nai B'rith Young Leadership Network-NY who have provided 325 hours of service for Sandy recovery efforts.
The group will continue their service next month with another service project.
A special thank you to the co-chairs of the group Eric Sumberg and Yael Coppleson who have spearheaded this effort.
Total: 325 hours
Sub-total: 69,387.5 hours
Hurricane Sandy Clean-up with New York Cares
Volunteers from the B'nai B'rith Young Leadership Network - New York participated in a Hurricane Sandy day of service in January 2013 in Far Rockaway, Queens.
Total: 65 hours were completed by 9 volunteers.
Sub-total: 185 hours
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