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B'nai B'rith tornado aid.

B'nai B'rith International has opened its Disaster Relief Fund to help the victims of the deadly tornadoes that swept across the South and Midwest earlier this month, leaving at least 39 dead and thousands homeless.

The storms, which demolished towns and devastated the lives of thousands, were unprecedented in their number, severity and timing.

The storms came early in the season, with ferocious intensity, when many were asleep and unable to go to safety.

B'nai B'rith is poised to respond by providing immediate assistance to the communities.

As the organization has done in aiding victims of disasters since 1865, it will evaluate the extent of the needs and work with carefully selected partners to provide both short- and long-term relief to the victims. Recently, the B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund aided victims of Hurricane Irene, which wrought devastation on much of the U.S. South and Midwest. The organization also provided aid to victims of the famine in East Africa, the tsunami and earthquake of Japan and the earthquake in Haiti, and provided humanitarian assistance to the Somali refugees fleeing violent conflict to Kenya.

Donations may be made by mail to: B'nai B'rith International Disaster Relief Fund, Attn: Tornado Relief Fund 2012, 2020 K Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20006.

B'nai B'rith International, the global voice of the Jewish Community, is the most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human fights, and advocacy organization. BBI works for Jewish unity, security, and continuity and fights anti-Semitism and intolerance around the world
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Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Mar 21, 2012
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