Pushing the Envelope of Community ServiceDate: August 09, 2011
On Erev Tisha B'Av, Misaskim distributed hundreds of shivah chairs in Monsey, Lakewood, Brooklyn, and Monroe. The chairs were delivered to the elderly or disabled in our communities. Misaskim received a record number of calls before Tisha B'Av set in, requesting the low chairs. The organization first delivered the chairs to those who were in greater need. "We will use our resources any way we can in order to assist those in need," said a volunteer who coordinated the distribution.
Misaskim acknowledges that it also received inquiries from many shuls requesting chairs for Tisha B'Av. However, the organization regrets that it was unable to fulfill these requests as priority was given to the elderly or the ill.