Kentucky Chabad Helps Victims of Tennessee Bombing

In the aftermath of the horrific bombing in Nashville, Tennessee, Chabad of Kentucky sent a truck full of supplies including winter apparel and other basic necessities to help the victims.

By reporter

Clean-up efforts are still ongoing in Nashville, Tennessee following the horrific bombing last Thursday that injured 8 and caused severe damage to several neighborhoods in area.

After hearing of the horrific bombing in Nashville last week, two Jewish organizations in Kentucky, Chabad of Kentucky and Project Friendship, felt the need to lend a helping hand to those left displaced and dispossessed in the aftermath. 

Last night, volunteers from both organizations sent a truck full of supplies to Nashville to help those affected, including winter apparel and other basic necessities for the winter.

“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.”

“We’re sending down mostly just stuff to keep them warm just until they get back on their feet. Socks, sweaters, just, you know, jeans, t-shirts just stuff to get them dressed, get them ready to go back and go about their lives,” Litvin said.

Project Friendship works with local and national retailers to provide clothing, shoes and more for those in need all across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Their winter initiative has distributed over 1 million dollars worth of shoes and apparel to those in need.

The rabbis began planning the trip when word of the bombing first began to emerge. “The Rebbe has a profound love for every individual person” said Rabbi Chaim Litvin of Project Friendship, who arranged the shipment. “As his shluchim it is our responsibility to exemplify that love.”

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