B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International is opening its Disaster Relief Fund to provide aid to the victims of the flash flooding that swept through southern Louisiana, which started last week. The catastrophic flood has destroyed about 40,000 homes, displacing thousands of Louisianans, killing at least 13.
So far, about 30,000 people have been rescued, and some are calling it the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy. Watson, La. received 31 inches of rain on Aug. 16, and 19 inches fell in Baton Rouge, La. on the same day.
The B’nai B’rith Disaster Relief Committee is reviewing proposals to assist those who have been impacted most by this natural disaster. These funds will be used to bring assistance to those in need by working with contacts in other agencies to provide immediate and long term rebuilding projects.
B’nai B’rith has regularly provided disaster relief at the local, national and international levels since 1865. In spring of 2016, we opened our Disaster Relief Fund for the wildfire victims in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada and for the victims of the earthquakes that occurred in Ecuador and Japan.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Louisiana.
To help, donate online at our secure website by clicking here.
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, DC 20036