Kindly take 2 minutes to read this letter, I guarantee it will put a smile on your face. How do I know? It put a smile on mine.
I’m a Crown Heights resident, married, with a bunch of kids bli ayin hara. I started my marital journey some 12 years ago and B”H we went from strength to strength in all aspects of life. Healthy and beautiful children, excellent schooling, parnassah (took some time though) and all other beautiful things life has to offer.
Throughout the years, as I saw in my parents’ home, we’ve helped a number of people whenever we could and especially before Yom-Tov.
This was done through a 3rd party so that we wouldn’t know whom the money was distributed to and vice versa.
Unfortunately 2 years ago the recession hit and the company I worked for closed up shop. The field I’m in took a great hit and like many others I’ve have been struggling to keep afloat.
On Wednesday night this week, I picked up some bags of onions and potatoes from E New York Avenue where they were distributing for free and delivered to some families I know could use it yet have no means of transportation to get there and back.
Being the bags weigh a ton, I set out on this 2 hour trip. I saved 1 bag of each for myself and headed home.
What I found under my door lifted a significant toll off my shoulders.
There was an envelope addressed to myself and my wife stating “Open Me! Do Not Throw Out.”
Upon opening the letter, I smiled from ear to ear. Wrapped in a paper towel there was $500 which happends wo be the exact amount I was outstanding for Pesach.
To the donor:
I don’t know who you are, but I’m sure you will soon read this thank you note (Just a sign to identify me, the 500 was split into 3×100 and 4×50).
I cannot thank you enough. All I know is that you probably would want me to pay it forward when I can. I assure you I will. I bless you with eternal joy, health, happiness and all the blessing that one could possibly fathom of.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
PICTURED: The food truck of Congregation Beis Shmuel Chabad doing it rounds in Crown Heights. The people pictured have no connection to this article.