Following the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, B'nai B'rith International published a statement condemning the attacks, consoling the families of the victims and announcing the opening of the disaster relief funds.
In the words of then B'nai B'rith President Richard D. Heideman:
"Our prayers are with the victims of Tuesday's unthinkable acts of terrorism. We send our condolences and prayers to the families and friends who have lost loved ones in these murderous attacks against the United States.
"This is horrible beyond belief, and we must band together to do all we can to help. We have begun an immediate effort to aid those directly affected by these devastating acts. This tragedy is such that people want to do anything they can to help."
Read more from the press release, scanned and posted in its entirety, below:
Shalom TV Daily News featured B'nai B'rith International's Disaster Relief Fund as one recipient of Alpha Epsilon Pi's new $1 million philanthropy initiative.
B’nai B’rith was one of ten organizations selected during the Jewish fraternity's annual international convention, and will invest the generous grant in humanitarian aid efforts around the globe.
The story begins at the 3:48 mark in the video:
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