Following the amazing outpouring of support for Shluchim Eli and Beila Goodman of Long Beach, NY, after their home faced devastation from Hurricane Sandy, Rabbi Goodman has requested further help.
As reported first on COLlive, the Goodmans remain homeless as their Chabad House, directly off the beach, was devastated by flooding. They have lost nearly all their possesions.
As Long Beach, NY, was badly hit, the area remains without power, and many people in the area have lost everything.
Still, the Goodmans remain in town and will be leading Shabbos services, along with the local Young Israel shul, for nearly 100 people who were unable to evacuate and remain stranded with no electricity, and some without homes.
“We are asking for generous people to donate a generator that can be used for Shabbos, so we don’t have to have Shabbos in the dark,” Rabbi Goodman said. “Here is a chance for someone to help those who have been hit the hardest, and bring a little light to their lives.”
If anyone does have a generator they can spare, please contact [email protected] and your contact info will be forwarded to Rabbi Goodman.
A number of shluchim in Brooklyn and the larger New York area were hit really hard by the hurricane. Some had their homes and Chabad houses flooded with five feet of water and had much of their belongings destroyed.
These shluchim need help clearing their homes of debris and providing much needed supplies to their communities.
If you would like to volunteer please fill out the form below.