Seagate is a orthodox Jewish neighborhood. Many people living there are in basement apartments compounding the effect of the storm.
A massive effort was coordinated to try assist in the clean up of the neighborhood. Jews from all over the east coast (and I am sure some from further away too) organized a huge volunteer network and despite all their great work, much more work still needs to be done.
A very touching video has been produced that depicts a small sliver of the kindness amidst the destruction.
It is hard to watch and even harder not to feel a strong tug of emotions as you watch. The confluence of devastation in people’s homes and the outpouring of support from the community is quite moving. Equally impressive is the potpourri of Jews who came to help. You’ll see all shapes, sizes, and colors of orthodox Jewish men in the video. It is powerful to see the unity displayed for the sake of this relief effort. It was also cool to see my brother in law doing work in the video. Shkoyach!
Great job by Aryeh Gelbard of Studio 7 producing this video. Thank you.
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Watch the video here: