Chabad Delivers Therapy-Friendly Clothing to Injured Soldiers

After a request by Soroka Hospital’s Army Chaplain for sweatsuits for wounded soldiers in rehabilitation, Southwest Florida’s Chabad community galvanized and put them together in time to be hand delivered.

On Thursday morning, three days before leaving on a solidarity mission to Eretz Yisroel, Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida received a call from the Israeli Army Chaplain at the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva. His request: to find, purchase, and bring 90 quality zippered sweatsuits for wounded soldiers who are in rehabilitation.

Rabbi Minkowicz sent out a message to his community for people to share in the mitzvah. However, it had to be brought to the Rabbi’s house within 24 hours. Two women undertook the project and by Friday 12:00 pm, they delivered to the Rabbi’s house the 90 designer sweatsuits that were requested.

Rabbi Minkowicz reached out to El Al management to arrange to bring the extra luggage on the plane and they happily agreed to help.

On Monday afternoon, they brought the 90 sweatsuits to the hospital and hand-delivered them to the wounded soldiers who were so grateful and appreciative.

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