While reporting on Hurricane Sandy, Forward reporters witnessed scores of flooded basements, wrecked storefronts, and crumbling synagogue walls. Yet in the aftermath of such a tragedy, we were inspired by the work of those who selflessly answered the call to rebuild our damaged communities.
Even a Patriots fan was happy to see Giants quarterback Eli Manning show up to pay tribute to Jewish volunteers who helped recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy.
Nechama has made its name helping victims of Midwest floods and tornadoes. When Sandy struck, the small Jewish volunteer group swooped in to help like ‘angels from heaven.’
Crossposted from Haaretz