B'nai B'rith International Opens Tornadoes of 2012 Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Victims of Recent Storms
B’nai B’rith International has opened its Disaster Relief Fund to help the victims of the deadly tornadoes that swept across the South and Midwest last week leaving at least 39 dead and thousands homeless. The storms, which demolished towns and devastated the lives of thousands, were unprecedented in their number, severity and timing.
As B’nai B’rith has done in aiding victims of disasters since 1865, the organization will carefully evaluate the extent of the needs and work with carefully selected partners to provide both short- and long-term relief to the victims.
B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said, “The fact that these storms came so early in the season, were so ferocious in their intensity and occurred when many were asleep and unable to go to safety combined to magnify the disastrous consequences of the tornadoes.”
“Our hearts go out to the victims and their families,” B’nai B’rith Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said. “B’nai B’rith is poised to respond by providing immediate assistance to the communities.”
Recently, the B’nai B’rith Disaster Relief Fund aided victims of Hurricane Irene, which wrought devastation on much of the U.S. South and Midwest; provided aid to victims of the famine in East Africa, the tsunami and earthquake of Japan and the earthquake in Haiti; and provided humanitarian assistance to the Somali refugees fleeing violent conflict to Kenya.
To help, donate online at our secure website by clicking here.
Donations may also be made by mail to: B’nai B’rith International Disaster Relief Fund, Attn: 2012 Tornadoes, 2020 K Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20006.
See where B'nai B'rith International stands on the issues.