”There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart.”
– Daisaku Ikeda
Less than five years ago, more than 95,000 buildings were destroyed in Nassau and Suffolk County during Hurricane Sandy. So, to us, the devastation and humanitarian crisis caused by last week’s Hurricane Harvey hit close to home in our hearts. We’ve seen the images and read the stories, but we know that compassion is not enough to rebuild lives. The law office of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye has coordinated an effort with local places of worship and the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston to deliver much-needed supplies to families displaced by floods and wind damage.
We’re donating the truck, but we need your help filling it!
We’ve paid for an 18-wheeler that will travel more than 1,700 miles to Houston, Texas. Now we need your help filling our truck with supplies!
Join our Hurricane Harvey aid effort by purchasing any of the much-needed items below. Please label what is in each bag, as we’ll have to compile a full list of supplies in our truck. Supplies will be collected from our office through Wednesday, September 6 and at Jewish worship centers through Thursday, September 7.
Items needed for Hurricane Harvey aid:
- Bottled water
- Heavy duty trash bags
- Packing supplies
- Work gloves
- Cleaning supplies, including old towels
- Nonperishable food items
- Grocery store gift cards
- Home improvement store gift cards
Where to drop off Hurricane Harvey aid in Long Island
Donation drop-off locations in the Long Island area include:
- The Law Office of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye – 7001 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury (516-742-9200)
- Temple Beth Torah – 35 Bagatelle Road in Melville (631-643-1200)
- Temple of Judea Manhasset – 333 Searingtown Road in Manhasset (516-621-8049)
- Congregation L’dor V’dor – 11 Temple Lane in Oyster Bay (516-470-1700)
- Port Jewish Center – 20 Manorhaven Boulevard in Port Washington (516-944-7202)
Contact each location for drop-off times.
We’re donating our time and service – will you help?
We will be loading up the truck from Temple Beth Torah and Temple Judea on Thursday the 7th, with times to be determined. If you wish to help with this effort, please contact:
- Lauren Chizner at 516-817-9576 or [email protected]
- Jason Birnhak at 516-459-1762 or [email protected]
- Dorey Kappel at 917-750-1188 or [email protected]
We hope to see you there!
- New York Post – Cost of Harvey Destruction Expected To Reach 160 Billion, http://nypost.com/2017/08/30/cost-of-harvey-destruction-expected-to-reach-160-billion/
- Daily Mail – At Least 30 Dead, 20,000 Homeless, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4836656/At-30-dead-20-000-homeless-Houston.html#ixzz4rQmiHLzV
- NY Times – Hurricane Harvey, Texas, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/hurricane-harvey-texas.html?_r=0
- Jewish Federation of Greater Houston – Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, https://secure3.convio.net/jfna/site/Donation2?df_id=3861&mfc_pref=T&3861.donation=form1