Millions of people across the state were left without access to electricity, clean water or gas for days in freezing conditions. The unprecedented storm has also left already vulnerable low-income populations reeling.
Efforts to restore power across the state continue, but thousands are still experiencing outages and millions more still uncertain access to clean water. President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in 77 Texas counties.
We would like to thank our friends at World Central Kitchen for providing 110 meals to residents of our Mollie & Max Barnett Apartments and Tarrant County B’nai B’rith Apartments in Fort Worth. B’nai B’rith and World Central Kitchen have had a strong partnership since 2017, when B’nai B’rith supported World Central Kitchen’s relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. A B’nai B’rith Center for Senior Services team spent time in Puerto Rico helping with rebuilding efforts after that hurricane.
B’nai B’rith is exploring the needs of several communities and partners in Texas and will work with partners on the ground to determine needs and solutions.
Our Disaster and Emergency Relief Fund is part of our longstanding tradition of helping communities in distress, which began in 1865 in pre-state Israel when we raised funds to aid victims of a cholera outbreak. Since then, B’nai B’rith has helped countless people across the globe who have faced adversity after natural and man-made disasters. Recent donations to our Disaster and Emergency Relief Fund have helped vulnerable communities around the world stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
To help us help communities in need in Texas, donate to our Disaster and Emergency Relief Fund here.
Donors can also call 800-573-9057 to make a credit card contribution over the phone. Or, you can send a check payable to the B’nai B’rith Disaster and Emergency Relief Fund to:
B’nai B’rith International Disaster and Emergency Relief Fund
1120 20th Street NW, Suite 300N
Washington, D.C. 20036
B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit bnaibrith.org.