B’nai B’rith International's Disaster Relief fund continues to help the victims of the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. The fund supports an emergency response team from IsraAID (The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid). B’nai B’rith World Center Director Alan Schneider will join the relief team in Haiti.IsraAID, of which B’nai B’rith is a founding member, provides an international Jewish response to disaster and emergency situations. IsraAID team member expertise in recovery, medical assistance, and structural engineering will be in demand in Haiti. The team will partner with local agencies to help the community at large, regardless of religion.
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake—the worst in 200 years—trapped countless people in leveled buildings in the impoverished nation, which is still reeling from a series of hurricanes in 2008.
“The massive scale of the earthquake will require an international support network,” said B’nai B’rith International President Dennis W. Glick. “Our ongoing partnership with IsraAID means our help can go a lot further. We extend our deepest sympathies to the people of Haiti as they face the consequences of another natural disaster.”
“A disaster of this scale demonstrates how vital it is for nations to band together,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said. “We view disaster relief as vital to our humanitarian mission and hope we can offer some relief to the people of Haiti.”
B’nai B’rith has been engaged in disaster relief since 1865. The BBI Disaster Relief Fund has provided aid to populations affected by natural and man-made catastrophes around the world.
Donations can be made to: B’nai B’rith International Disaster Relief Fund
2020 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C., 20006
Or donate on-line at a secure website here. In the comment section of the donation page, fill in “Haiti.”