B’nai B’rith International President Gary P. Saltzman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International is opening its Disaster Relief Fund to provide aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. On Aug. 25 the Category 4 storm made landfall in Texas, and, according to CNN, has dumped 11 trillion gallons of water on the state since.
The hurricane, now downgraded to a tropical storm, has caused catastrophic flooding and more than 300,000 people are without power. The storm has killed at least five people and destroyed thousands of homes, schools and businesses.
We will continue to monitor and assess the needs of those in Texas.
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 who have faced adversity after natural and man-made disasters. In July, we presented a donation to the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas to help feed residents still struggling from torrential rains that caused massive flooding in the spring.
To help, donate online to our Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund 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, D.C. 20036