(Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2020)--In its latest effort to assist communities struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, B’nai B’rith created 3,000 COVID-19 relief kits – each with a face mask and hand sanitizer – to be distributed in 12 cities across the United States.
B’nai B’rith community coordinators around the country will donate kits on behalf of B’nai B’rith to local agencies dedicated to serving their community. Each kit contains a cloth face mask and travel-sized hand sanitizer, both imprinted with the B’nai B’rith logo.
Senior Vice President and Chair of the B’nai B’rith Disaster and Emergency Relief Committee Rebecca Saltzman said, “Every community in America is facing the challenge of responding to the needs of vulnerable populations. We want to be part of the solution and help make sure everyone stays safe.”
As the U.S. experiences a high level of transmission of the virus, this project will help people follow the CDC recommendation for the “consistent and correct” use of face masks, as well as guidance to use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not readily available.
Since it began in March 2020, the B’nai B’rith COVID-19 relief campaign has supported projects around the world to help keep people safe and alleviate the effects of the pandemic.
The B’nai B’rith Disaster Relief Fund has responded to man-made and natural disasters around the world since 1865.
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 www.bnaibrith.org.