Chabad’s soup kitchen “Eshel Ashkelon” in the coastal Israel city of Ashkelon won over $55,000 in a national web-based competition sponsored by Bank Leumi and Youtube.com.
When Chabad was placed second in the “A Million Good Reasons” race, COLlive readers pitched in and voted in the thousands.
Rabbi Mendel Lieberman asked to convey the following message to COLlive.com readers:
Mazel Tov! Thanks to you Eshel Ashkelon reached 2nd place and won 100,000 NIS.
Yes. It’s thanks to you!
Thank you for your patience, participation, encouragement and votes. Thank you for your help to enable us upgrade the kitchen, thereby providing healthier, more wholesome and better tasting meals to the elderly.
Thank you on behalf of the elderly and needy who will be added to the daily distribution of hundreds of hot nutritious meals.
Thank you on behalf of the elderly by giving them hope.
In merit of helping the needy and destitute may Hashem bless you with health, prosperity and happiness.