The following are the last few weeks of posts on Bikur Cholim of Crown Heights’ page: (posts are copied directly from facebook, some replies are taken from private messages.)
@Do you live near Lefferts and Albany? Can you stop in for a minute to check on a woman with an injury.
Reply: I can do it this afternoon. Please let me know if she needs anything from the supermarket or pharmacy.
@Some shabbos food still needed for family of an ill mother. Chicken, side dish, salads, dips, main for shabbos day and dessert. I know the weather is hectic… it is near Lefferts and kingston
BCCH Reply: All done and delivered despite the dreadful weather, many thanks to our amazing volunteers!
@ RIDE needed tomorrow at 2:00 pm to NYU Hopsital.
Reply: I can do it. Please pm me the details.
Reply: I am driving back from the city at around 5. Does your patient need a ride home?
@Last minute dinner needed TONIGHT for a family dealing with devastating news.
Reply: I’ll do tonights dinner. May hashem bring them comfort and good news going forward.
@Sweet elderly man in Kingsbrook Rehab (outskirt of CH) would love a visitor! Want to do a mitzvah with your kids? This opportunity is for you!!
Reply: Please PM me address, I will go over vacation with my grandkids.
@In recent years we helped this family when some of their children were born… now with a catastrophic diagnosis we need to help this young father himself..
Reply: What needs to be done I want to help!
@URGENT: we must raise 1000 dollars for a family with a very sick child tonight! Please go to www.bikurcholimch.org to donate.
BCCH Reply: We almost reached our goal!!! Just $82 to go!
@Help with kids after school needed, for a family of an ill mother who is recovering from major surgery.
Reply: Can I send my high school daughter? She is very good with kids, available M, W and R after 5.
@Partially handicapped patient would like someone to accompany her to outpatient hospital appointments. Ride is taken care of, we are only looking for someone to go along with her and keep her company so she shouldn’t be alone and afraid. Times are flexible to suit your schedule.
Reply: I can go once a week for the next month. Please call me and we’ll set up a time.
@Sheer Joy … today, a young father who has been hospitalized for months and months came home and got to go to shul to daven!
Reply: Baruch Hashem, keep the good news coming. 🙂
Every day Bikur Cholim of Crown Heights receives calls asking for help for a family or patient in Crown Heights dealing with critical illness. Many of these requests are handled by the volunteer board members, be it connecting them to other resources like Chai Lifeline or RCCS so they can increase their help, sending household cleaning help so they can be taken care of, offering financial assistance for the huge expense involved in dealing with illness, or just providing a comforting and listening ear.
This board of 10 members works round the clock to provide services to the community’s ill. But did you know that besides for the women who run the core organization, there are several hundred volunteers spread throughout Crown Heights doing bikur cholim in the community?
This sampling of the Bikur Cholim facebook page is just a tiny slice of the community’s involvement and incredible response to their neighbors in their hour of needs. Hundreds of meals prepared and delivered, dozens of rides to hospitals all throughout the tri state area, tens of thousands of dollars raised to help alleviate the cost of medical expenses, countless visits and friendly gestures to bring joy to a patient, all provided by anonymous members of the community. What an inspiration!
Bikur Cholim has always counted on the Crown Heights community for support. Thanks to the outpour of kindness and generosity, Bikur Cholim is where it is today- vibrant and active, able to help hundreds of families in their most difficult time.
This Sunday, February 23rd, the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Bikur Cholim of Crown Heights invites all the wonderful women of Crown Heights to a brunch commemorating Bikur Cholim’s namesake, the Rebbetzin’s, 113th birthday and celebrating the unstoppable, inspirational, incredible work of all its amazing volunteers.
Come out for a short and sweet program to be inspired, entertained, and informed about more ways to get involved. Treat yourself to a fine array of gourmet, artisanal treats by our community’s very own talented chef’s, and prepare to be heart-warmed to be part of such an amazing cause and community.
Sunday February 23rd, 2014
580 Crown Street
Hosted by: Chanie Apfelbaum
Renowned blogger at Busy in Brooklyn and dedicated Bikur Cholim volunteer.
Featuring: Floral Design workshop by Mimulo Flowers
Create and take home your own fresh flower centerpiece.
Fabulous Mini Auction: $8 per ticket/ $36 for 6 tickets.
Aishes Chayil Lithograph by Chassidic Artist Michoel Muchnik
Beautiful Earrings sponsored by Tzfasman Jewelers
48 Piece Set of Magnatiles sponsored by Lullaby Baby
2 Sets of Girl’s Bangles sponsored by Dina Kops
A Shaitel Cut sponsored by Hindy Greenberg
Jewelry for Your Baby Princess sponsored by ND Raskin
2 Drama classes for girls sponsored by Jewish Creative Arts, Naomi Levin
A One Hour Family Photo Session + 1 print any size Sponsored by Meir Pliskin Photography
Exciting New Toy sponsored by Zakon family
2 Cranial Sacral Massages sponsored by Chaya Batsheva Shapiro Massage Therapist
1 Month Unlimited Classes at THE SPACE sponsored by Gymies Gym
Surprise Gifts sponsored by Post-Mark-It and Silver Spoon
RSVP for a free auction ticket.
To stay on top of these chessed opportunities as they arise, follow Bikur Cholim on facebook @ CrownHeights BikurCholim or call 718-467-1661 and sign up to volunteer.
Attention Gentlemen or any Ladies who can’t make it to the Sunday’s Brunch, please show your support by buying raffle tickets or making a donation: Call 718-467-1661 or visit bikurcholimch.org. All major CC and paypal accepted.