B’nai B’rith Extends Disaster Relief Fund To Aid Victims Of Joplin, Mo., Tornado; Part of B’nai B’rith’s U.S. Flood and Tornado Relief Fund 2011
B’nai B’rith International has extended its disaster relief fund to help the victims of the devastating tornado that decimated Joplin, Mo., killing at least 116 and destroying the hospital, high school and damaging more than 2,000 buildings.
This tornado follows on the heels of the multiple tornadoes and subsequent flooding that hit six states in the South and Midwest on the afternoon and evening of April 27 and continued into the morning of April 28. Flooding has wreaked havoc on the already devastated area, with record flood levels predicted to continue throughout the region.
“What the people of Joplin are dealing with is unimaginable,” B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this storm, as well as the many victims of tornadoes and flooding across the South and Midwest.”
The B’nai B’rith International Disaster Relief Fund has provided aid to populations affected by natural and man-made catastrophes domestically and around the world, including the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes of 2010 and the 2011 earthquake that recently hit Japan.
“For more than 150 years, disaster relief has been a vital part of B’nai B’rith’s mission,” B’nai B’rith Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said. “Seeing the devastating pictures out of Joplin really brings home the need to band together to help fellow citizens.”
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Donations may also be made by mail to: B’nai B’rith International Disaster Relief Fund, Attn: U.S. Flood and Tornado Relief Fund 2011, 2020 K Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20006