As Israel suffers from the worst fire in the nation’s history, B’nai B’rith International has opened its Israel Emergency Fund to raise money to relieve the human suffering and property losses of this catastrophe. So far, 41 people have been killed, many injured, and thousands displaced, as the devastating blaze ravages northern Israel and threatens the country’s third largest city, Haifa.
In response to Israel’s rare appeal for international assistance, an unprecedented international convoy of firefighters has answered the call and have either already arrived or are enroute. Nations that have put aside tensions to assist Israel include countries as diverse as the United States, Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Greece, Spain, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Croatia, and many more.
B’nai B’rith International President Dennis W. Glick, in launching the campaign, said, “The B’nai B’rith record of assistance to Israel dates back to 1865 when we raised $4,522 for the victims of a cholera epidemic. We must do everything possible to assist the victims of this catastrophe.
B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin added, “It is gratifying to see so many nations around the world responding to Israel’s plea for assistance, just as Israel has done with disasters in other countries. In times of crisis, nations put aside differences and deal with the humanitarian needs. We look forward to members and friends of B’nai B’rith responding generously to this campaign.” Tax deductible donations to the Israel Emergency Fund can be made online using a secure online contribution form or sent by mail (checks payable to the B'nai B'rith Israel Emergency Fund)to:
Israel Emergency Fund
B'nai B'rith International
2020 K Street, NW, 7th floor
Washington, D.C. 20006