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Emergency Care Packages to Boca

By Tzvi Fishman
12/30/2008, 12:00 AM

The Council of Gaza Periphery Communities has announced an Emergency Solidarity Campaign to assist the Jews of America, who have suffered severe financial setbacks in the recent Wall Street crash. The emergency relief drive will begin by sending care packages of food and other necessities to the Jews of Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, Florida, who were devastated by the recent Madoff scandal.

Emergency Care Package to Boca Raton

Even as kassam rockets have been exploding in Sederot, Ashkelon, Netivot, and Ashdod, Israelis have been showing up in streams to deliver food, games for children, and basics like soap and toilet paper, to the emergency warehouses, where volunteers are packing the goods for shipment to the United States.   

Shmuel Perl of Ashkelon is one of the organizers of the emergency relief campaign.

“Sure things are tough here with the rockets falling all day,” he says. “But the situation is worse in America. Many of our Jewish brothers and sisters have been wiped out completely. In Florida, many can no longer afford membership in their country clubs, and others have been forced to move out of their condos and to move into trailer parks. At least here in Israel, we have plenty to eat. Just as the Jews of America have assisted us in the past, it’s our moral obligation to help them out now when they are the ones in need.”

If there are INN readers in Israel who wish to send emergency donations of cash, food, or toys to the hard hit Jews of America, they can be mailed to me for forwarding.