B’nai B’rith International is opening its Disaster Relief Fund to help the victims of the six southern California wildfires that have brought devastation to numerous communities. The wildfires, which began early last week, have destroyed more than 1,000 homes, businesses and other structures and thousands are without power. According to CAL FIRE, 98,000 people have evacuated their homes.
All donations to the B’nai B’rith California Wildfires Relief Fund will be matched by the B’nai B’rith Disaster Relief Fund up to $5000.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Thomas Fire (the largest of the six) has burned 238,200 acres, and has been declared California’s fifth largest fire in the state’s history. Officials say only about 35 percent of the Thomas Fire is contained at this time.
B’nai B’rith has a tradition of helping communities in distress, which began in 1865 in pre-state Israel when we raised funds to aid victims of a cholera outbreak. Since then, B’nai B’rith has helped countless people across the globe facing adversity after natural and man-made disasters.
Donate online to our Disaster Relief Fund at our secure website by clicking here (https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/bbi-disaster-relief).
You can also call 800-573-9057 to make a credit card contribution over the phone. Or, you can send a check payable to the B’nai B’rith Disaster Relief Fund to:
B’nai B’rith International
Disaster Relief Fund
1120 20th Street NW, Suite 300N
Washington, D.C. 20036