When members of the Chabad community in New Haven wanted to bring a Mitzvah Tank to the community, they realized that the cost is really high.
So they had an idea: transform a basic sprinter van into a Mitzvah Tank.
“This way we could spread the Rebbe’s message in style,” they said. “With the right design and wrapping, you can transform your Sprinter van into a stylish and functional Mitzvah Tank that will make heads turn and hearts open!”
Using vans or minivans already owned by local residents, they realized that customization becomes a lot more affordable, they said.
When they set out to create the design for the van, the result was an incredible Hashgacha Pratis of the Mitzvah Tank’s immediate impact.
“We wanted the design and wrapping process to be done by Yidden in Crown Heights,” they explained. “However, due to time constraints of the upcoming Yud Aleph Nissen and the difficulties with shlepping the van to and from New Haven, we decided to find someone local to create the signs.”
They googled 4 or 5 companies, and finally landed on the local guy in Milford called Bowman Signs.
To their great surprise, the local person turned out to be a Jew named Brad who had never had a Bar Mitzvah.
“During the van wrapping process, we got to know each other better, and we ended up giving Brad his Bar Mitzvah and Matzah for Pesach on the newly converted Mitzvah Tank!” they said proudly.
“This inspiring story shows that even when things don’t go according to plan, Hashem has a way of bringing people together and making miracles happen,” they said.