Ahavas Chesed, a medical assistance and humanitarion organization, is asking the community to help a Jewish family whose home completely burned in a fire.
The family of 8 children – ages 12 and under – was rushed out of their apartment at 621 Crown Street this past Shabbos after a fire broke out from a broken electric circuit.
An appeal sent to the community said: “This family now has nowhere to call home, and nothing to call their own. Baruch HaShem, no one was hurt in the blaze, but their apartment is gone. Their clothes are gone. Even their school supplies and toys are gone.”
Ahavas Chesed director Rabbi Avraham Lider told COLlive.com: “When I picked them up they had only shoes. I put them in a hotel in Borough Park, sponsored for only two days by the Red Cross. Now they are in a basement.
The father has a serious heart condition and can’t work. He is from Israel and his wife is from Argentina. They have been living in Crown Heights for the past five years.
Money is urgently needed to obtain and furnish a new apartment and to replace what was destroyed in the fire. “Please open your hearts and help this family reestablish their home,” Lider asks. “Also tuition has to be paid.”
Tax-deductible donations can be sent to:
720 Lefferts Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
To contribute via credit card, or if you would like to provide clothing, furniture or other necessities, please call: 718-221-2424