Social Action - Tikkun Olam
MARCH SOCIAL ACTION COLLECTION
Through Friday, March 26, Social Action is collecting food to support SAND BRANCH, an unincorporated area of Dallas county 20 minutes south of downtown Dallas. Originally a freedman colony, the area once had well water that’s now contaminated, so there is no running water, and no sewage or trash pickup.
Currently, residents are receiving water and fruit/vegetables donations but desperately need:
• Canned foods especially meats such as tuna, chicken, turkey, stews, and/or soups
• Hand Sanitizer (both large & small/pocket size needed),
• Cleaning wipes
• Masks (both adult & kid sizes)
We are collecting for 83 FAMILIES.
To drop off donations, please contact:
Carolyn Marcus Abrams
• North Dallas/Plano:
Arlene Schwartz Sandgarten
• Preston Hollow:
Kimberly Klein Ross
Andrea Breitbarth Solka
NOTE: Dollar Tree or similar stores have gallon bleach for $1. For hand-sanitizer, please check this list for FDA approval, as some brands sold at discount stores are not FDA approved: https://bit.ly/2OaOrZZ
For your convenience, we also have an Amazon Wishlist for some of the needed items: https://amzn.to/3bnWbk4
UPCOMING: For APRIL - Please start saving newspapers for the Dallas SPCA to line pet cages.
Hospital visits / bikur cholim
Your warm smile and best wishes for a refuah shelayma, a complete and speedy recovery, to fellow congregants who are in the hospital is a tremendous comfort and a big mitzvah! Your friendly visit, even if it's short, helps supplement visits from our clergy.
If you, a loved one or friend is in the hospital and would like visitors, please let us know. Contact Theresa Hurt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-939-7314.
Privacy laws prevent the hospital from providing information to us.
Comforting the bereaved/nehum Avelim
The support of a strong community is most needed at the hardest time in people’s lives. Each time a member of our shul is sitting shiva, the Shiva Minyan Mitzvah Corps will attend an evening minyan, and bring a plate of desserts.
Please contact Avi Mitzner at email@example.com for more information.
Congregants with temporary medical issues: such as returning home from the hospital, undergoing intensive medical treatments, or experiencing family hardships receive meals provided by fellow congregants. Let's get cookin'.
Joel Roffman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers needed to pay a visit to congregants who are in the hospital.
Theresa Hurt @email@example.com
Homeless and hunger relief
Hunger in our community is simply unacceptable. We host canned food drives and deliver real help to the less fortunate among us.
Kesher works to create an inclusive environment for people of all needs. Volunteers needed for events throughout the year. Great way for students to earn community service hours!
Sarah Lipinsky | firstname.lastname@example.org