Tikkun Olam – Volunteer Locally and Globally

The 2013 Farmer’s Almanac says that temperatures will be much colder this winter from the East Coast westward to a line from the Dakotas to Texas. With that in mind, what can we, as a community, do to prepare ourselves for the winter weather months that are now upon us?

Baltimoreans are used to the somewhat mass hysteria that comes when snow is forecasted.  We all know to gather the necessities:

  1. Milk
  2. Bread
  3. Toilet Paper
  4. Flash Lights
  5. Batteries

As Jews, it is important that we not only think of ourselves, but also think about our community and how our elderly and special needs neighbors might need our help.

Volunteer Locally:

  1. Help grocery shop
  2. Frequent friendly visits to just check in
  3. Change batteries in fire alarms
  4. Offer to shovel stairs and walkways
  5. Offer to drive to medical appointments

Volunteer Globally:
With the recent hurricane and snowstorm that affected our neighbors to the north, there has been a wonderful outpouring of support among our community. Now more than ever, as temperatures dip, your volunteer help is needed.

Join Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC) on a Hurricane Sandy Relief Mission to assist with relief efforts in New York. We’ll travel to New York together on a chartered bus Sunday, November 18 departing from Chizuk Amuno Congregation at 6:00 a.m., returning by 9:00 p.m.

For more information and to register for the mission, contact Rebecca Weinstock at rweinstock@associated.org or 410-843-7566.

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