|24 hour emergency hotline: 516-791-4444|
Rabbi Boruch B. Bender Director/Founder, Achiezer
Rabbi Yaakov Bender Rosh HaYeshiva, Yeshiva Darchei Torah
Rabbi Zvi Bloom Executive Director, Torah Umesorah
Rabbi David Greenblatt Davis Memorial Fund
Rabbi Yehiel Kalish National Director of Government Affairs, Agudath Israel of America
As the Klal must be well aware, many in the greater New York area are going through an excruciatingly difficult time in the aftermath of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. There are countless families in the Five Towns, Far Rockaway, Bayswater and Long Island that are totally wiped out, having suffered crippling losses, losing homes, cars, clothing, everything. They are literally left with only the proverbial clothing on their backs and are in a shocking situation. Hundreds of others have been severely impacted.
To assist our community in this time of desperation, we have begun a campaign, chaired by distinguished baalei batim to allow those of us who are fortunate enough not to be suffering from the after effects of the hurricane, a once-in-a-lifetime direct pikuach nefesh opportunity. The trustees listed below will oversee the funds raised in this campaign to insure that every penny goes directly into the hands of those who have lost so much due to the devastating hurricane. A special accounting of every dollar will be available at the end of this campaign. Any monetary assistance, big or small, will help to alleviate the overwhelming need of our friends, neighbors and brothers.
The time to respond is NOW as, even for those who are lucky enough to be insured, such payments can take weeks and months to process. The need is pressing and critical as so many families are living in unsafe conditions with, countless actually homeless.
Please respond in any way that you can by donating below or calling our hotline (516) 791-4444. Checks can be mailed to 334 Central Ave., Lawrence, NY 11559. May your participation in rebuilding the lives of those who live closer to the ocean be a zechus for all of Klal Yisroel.