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Hurricane Harvey (2017)

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Students have been pitching in wherever they can since the storm hit
With the raging winds of Hurricane Harvey gone and the floodwaters beginning to subside, the focus is now turning to salvaging homes and belongings before they are destroyed by mold, water and moisture. In a race against time, hundreds of young volunteers...
Search and rescue in Houston throughout the night and day
When there was a lull in the torrential rains and winds of Hurricane Harvey on Sunday afternoon, Tomer Benshushan and his wife, Basya, members of the Chabad-Lubavitch community in Houston, knew exactly what they had to do. “I just looked at Tomer and was ...
In flooded Bellaire, crafts and stories for kids, and home-recovery work for adults
Wednesday was supposed to be the first day of Hebrew school at The Shul of Bellaire. Then Hurricane Harvey sent water flooding into the city of Houston, and schools all over the affected area were canceled. Nevertheless, children, laughter and Jewish lear...
A young couple transforms their disappointment by helping flood victims
Dayna Skolkin was supposed to be spending this week busy with all of those last-minute preparations that occupy a bride’s life just days before a wedding. Then Harvey descended on Texas, and Dayna’s plans changed drastically. With the family of her fiancé...
Truckloads of supplies being gathered, packed and delivered
College Station, Texas, is 100 miles north of Houston and was largely unscathed by Hurricane Harvey. With dry roads, stocked groceries and heavy hearts, its Jewish denizens have been been doing their utmost to help their compatriots in Houston. Led by Rab...
Chronicle of a Houston-area rabbi’s thoughts, feelings and actions
Aside from Hurricane Harvey’s sheer destruction, for many of the millions in the Houston metropolitan area, the worst has been the not knowing. Not knowing where and when the flooding would stop. Not knowing whether going up to the attic was a good idea o...
International fundraising effort to help Texas flood victims
Darwin, Australia, is separated from Houston, Texas, by the international date line, the equator and 14,882 kilometers of Pacific blue. Yet Gaye Shultz of Darwin is one of the many who have donated to Chabad of Houston’s relief efforts as part of local fu...
Donors can ‘pick up’ basic supplies from online store for Houston residents
For people looking for another way to help those impacted by the flooding in the Houston region, Chabad-Lubavitch Center, Texas Regional Headquarters has created an Amazon Wish List with basic items that are desperately needed as supplies run out. Naomi B...
Selfless assistance from anyone who hears the call
Almost as soon as the half-foot of water receded from the Bellaire home of Rabbi Yossi and Esty Zaklikofsky and it began to drain from the surrounding street, there were knocks on the family’s door. Neighbors came by to help clear away any damaged sheetro...
Chabad of Houston is organizing truckfuls of supplies from Miami and New York
Houston has always had a limited amount of kosher food. Even as its Jewish population has rapidly grown in recent years, as has the general population, it remains geographically distant from kosher manufacturing bases on the coasts and the heartland. Each...
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