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(Washington, D.C., April 13, 2020)– In response to the coronavirus pandemic and with the vast majority of the country under quarantine, today B´nai B´rith Uruguay delivered one thousand baskets of food as a donation to the government. The donations were given to two organizations: Sembrando (Sewing,) chaired by the president´s wife Lorena Lacalle, and the National System of Emergencies.

The baskets will be distributed all over the country.

Lacalle and Director of the National System of Emergencies Colonel Sergio Rico received the donation. B´nai B´rith was represented by Vice President of B’nai B’rith Uruguay Andres Yusupoff. Other members of the B´nai B´rith Board stayed home in compliance with social distancing recommendations.

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