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Chabad on Campus’ in Florida Shift from Refuge to Relief

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:50 am
Posted by Chabad on Campus

Chabad on Campus’ in Florida Shift from Refuge to Relief

As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last weekend, Chabad on Campus centers across the state opened their doors, providing shelter for students and community members. In the days since the storm passed, Chabad has shifted to arranging meals for students and organizing relief convoys to assist in the areas worst hit by the storm.

Rabbi Pinny Backman, who co-directs Chabad at the University of South Florida with his wife Chava, was able to secure a concrete warehouse as a safe space for his family and 25 others to stay during the hurricane. He stocked the warehouse with food and air mattresses and they hunkered down there for 35 hours as Hurricane Irma raged outside.

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150 students from 7 colleges assist with relief efforts in Houston

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 11:13 am
Posted by Chabad on Campus

A convoy of 50 trucks and cars travel to Houston to help with the Chabad on Campus Hurricane recovery

In 2010, Tennessee was hit with a 1000-year flood. Nashville native Ben Davis remembers the devastation wrought by the storm so when his Chabad Rabbi at the University of Colorado asked him if he could help with the relief efforts in Houston, Davis was immediately on board. He recruited a friend who owns a moving truck business, and Rabbi Yisroel Wilhelm arranged the donation of 2,000 pounds of much-needed supplies. They were joined by a dozen more CU students who made the 16-hour drive to Houston to deliver the supplies to victims of Hurricane Harvey

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