As most Rabbis were preparing for Shabbos, Rabbis Avrohom and Chaim Litvin were loading up trucks of sorely needed supplies for victims the of severe flooding which has claimed the lives of at least 25 people.
In the wake of massive flooding across Eastern Kentucky, Chabad of Kentucky has lept to respond to the devastation. A Project Friendship convoy with over $100,000 of brand new mattresses and sorely needed apparel was loaded Friday and prepared to head across the Commonwealth early next week as roads clear.
As most Rabbis were preparing for Shabbos, Rabbi Chaim Litvin loaded trucks for delivery, while coordinating with regional partners including Congressman Hal Rogers and the governor’s office.
“The Lubavitcher Rebbe often spoke of the need for Random Acts of Goodness and Kindness,” said Rabbi Avrohom Litvin, Regional Director, Chabad of Kentucky. “One of our key responsibilities is to clothe the naked, and to care for the needy.”
President Joe Biden responded to Governor Andy Beshears‘s request by designating a Disaster Emergency area, launching federal funds to help the beleaguered region. At least 25 people have lost their lives in the storms.
The shluchim began planning the Charity cargo when word of the flooding first began to emerge. “The Rebbe has a profound love for every individual,” said Rabbi Chaim Litvin of Project Friendship, who arranged the Shipment. ” As his emissaries, it is our responsibility to exemplify that love. Project Friendship allows us to do that.”
To support the relief effort, please visit chabadky.com/donate.