Centennial Woman Spearheads Donation Of B’Nai B’Rith Covid-19 Relief Kits To Denver-Area Organizations

A donation of COVID-19 relief kits will help two local organizations combat coronavirus. Rebecca Saltzman, senior vice president and chair of the B’nai B’rith Disaster and Emergency Relief Committee, presented Morgridge Academy and Kavod Senior Life in Denver with COVID-19 relief kits, each with a cloth face mask and travel-sized hand sanitizer and imprinted with the B’nai B’rith logo.

These kits will help ensure students, residents and staff stay safe during the pandemic.

“B’nai B’rith International and B’nai B’rith Colorado look forward to continuing our support with local organizations in need during this difficult time and in the future,” Saltzman said.

Saltzman, a Colorado native and B’nai B’rith Colorado member, has worked with Morgridge Academy in the past and re-established B’nai B’rith’s relationship with the school for this donation and future volunteer opportunities.

B’nai B’rith will also continue to work with Kavod Senior Life to donate personal protective equipment and other supplies on its donation wish list such as laundry detergent and food items.

Morgridge Academy is a free, Colorado Department of Education-approved school located on the campus of National Jewish Health for students in kindergarten through eighth grade who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness.

Kavod Senior Life is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides housing and services to seniors in the greater Denver area, while reflecting the values of Jewish tradition.

This donation is one of many made as part of B’nai B’rith’s project to provide 3,000 COVID-19 relief kits to communities around the United States. B’nai B’rith community coordinators around the country are donating kits on behalf of B’nai B’rith to local agencies dedicated to serving their community.

“Every community in America is facing the challenge of responding to the needs of vulnerable populations. We want to be part of the solution and help make sure everyone stays safe,” Saltzman said.

As the U.S. experiences a high level of transmission of the virus, this project will help people follow the CDC recommendation for the “consistent and correct” use of face masks, as well as guidance to use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not readily available. 

Since it began in March 2020, the B’nai B’rith COVID-19 relief campaign has supported projects around the world to help keep people safe and alleviate the effects of the pandemic.

The B’nai B’rith Disaster and Emergency Relief Fund has responded to man-made and natural disasters around the world since 1865.

B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit bnaibrith.org.


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