Please read the following few final updates regarding Shabbos plans for this weekend.
We are tremendously appreciative to Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder who today brought Senator Schumer to our temporary community center to pledge their assistance. Together they are working on a major effort to bring and make available a supply of gasoline to our neighborhood. We should start seeing a major improvement in gas supply before the start of shabbos.
Please remember that the eruv will be down for this shabbos. It will NOT be usable.
3)Security over shabbos:
We know that many are concerned about the safety of our communities over shabbos. Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has arranged that there will be a major increase of police presence in the Far Rockaway area over shabbos. A call was also made to the NCPD to arrange increased patrols for the Five Towns area. The RCSP is also hiring additional patrols for the Bayswater area over shabbos.
We have numerous volunteers available to help you clean out your homes, pump out your basements, and whatever other needs may arise. Call the office in the morning, and we will be happy to set you up.
5)Shelter for shabbos:
If anyone still would like to be put up for shabbos in either Queens in Brooklyn, it is not too late. We have numerous homes available for complete families. Please call our office at 516-791-4444, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5)As mentioned earlier we will be offering beautifully catered shabbos packages for any families that would like for shabbos. These will include challah, grape juice, matzo, bottled water, gefilte fish, chicken cutlets, kugels, assorted salads, cakes, cold cuts, soups, as well as cold cereals and other items for your children.
The distribution will be starting today at 10:30 AM at Shor Yoshuv, 1 Cedar Lawn Avenue, in Lawrence. There is no charge for these meals, and due to the email/cell breakdown we ask you to spread this service to anyone who may benefit from receiving these meals. If you have any questions about these meals please email email@example.com, or call our hotline.
It has been brought to our attention that thousands of dollars worth of seforim and shaimos items have been destroyed from the flood waters. Due to the numerous requests received, we will providing a shaimos truck for the community free of charge. The truck is tentatively scheduled to be at Shor Yoshuv from 12-3 PM this Sunday. We will send out a confirmation over the weekend.
Rabbi Yechiel Kalish from Agudath Israel of America and a group of community trustees spent hours at our office today preparing this special fund. If anyone would like information about emergency assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at our hotline for further instructions.
If you have any questions, concerns, or particular needs please do not hesitate to call our hotline, or email us at email@example.com.
We thank you for your incredible patience, and we will do everything in our power to try and alleviate the stress from what is undoubtedly a most difficult period in your lives.