B’nai B’rith international has begun a drive to help victims of recent floods and tornadoes in Mississippi, Arkansas and other regions of the south, it was announced here by Dr. Daniel Thursz, B’nai B’rith executive vice president.
He said that a donation from the organization’s contingency fund will be sent to B’nai B’rith’s District 7 headquarters for presentation to the Red Cross in Little Rock, Ark. District 7 includes the U.S. mid-south, from Alabama to Texas. The check, drawn at the behest of B’nai B’rith president Gerald Kraft, demonstrates the Jewish organization’s concern as well as service as a tangible first step in the campaign for additional disaster-relief funds, Thursz said.
“The human agenda is B’nai B’rith’s agenda,” he added. “Where there is human suffering, B’nai B’rith tries to respond. We hope that this contribution will spur B’nai B’rith lodges and units to give of themselves and their resources to help wherever possible.”
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