Every year, thousands are left stranded in the wake of tragedy. In the past year alone, Misaskim has brought over 100 mesei mitzvah to kevurah, serviced 2,240 shivah homes, comforted 8,000 aveilim, delivered thousands of meals to grieving families, and much more.
Addressing the needs of the Jewish community throughout the Tri-State area, Misaskim volunteers go beyond the call of duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, offering guidance, support, and direction during life’s most devastating moments. Services include a 24-hr emergency operations center, disaster relief, missing persons search coordination, Jewish burial advocacy in conjunction with autopsy and cremation prevention, and Gemach Nichumim, which furnishes grieving families with necessary items.
Misaskim is held in high esteem, and is often called upon, by government bureaus to provide assistance, consultation, and offer advice in safety and security matters concerning the Jewish community. To this end, the organization frequently works together with local, state, and federal agencies to establish safety protocols, petition legislation to prevent unclaimed cadavers from being sent to medical schools without consent, provide back up generators for homebound patients in times of need, and implement school wide security measures to keep our children safe. Furthermore, the organization publishes and distributes Misaskim Cares, an annual summer safety education magazine, to over 100,000 children and their families.
The hundreds of men who continue to selflessly dedicate their days and nights as Misaskim volunteers must be ever ready to spring into action, even in the most terrible and horrific situations, at a moment’s notice.
Today, Misaskim is joining forces with Charidy for its first 24-hour, all or nothing, quadruple your impact (and your donations) $800,000 crowdfunding campaign. The funds will further the organization’s incredible work providing the most vital community resources to those struggling in the aftermath of tragedy.
Be part of Kindness in Action. Donate now at charidy.com/misaskim.