As we enter the Rosh Hashanah time of the year, people are starting to focus more on generosity. This is nothing new, as tradition has instilled in us to give over the holiday period. Well, it just so happens that Yad Ezra V’Shulamit needs your help more than ever. You may have heard that there are over 17,000 food basket requests this Rosh Hashanah. This is quite challenging for us, however many of our donors have really stepped up to the plate. Nonetheless, help is always needed. That said, this is not the reason why we need your assistance now.

Frequent readers of our blog are likely familiar with our weekly “Appeal” column. This column focuses on a person or family in great need, and are unable to receive services from Yad Ezra V’Shulamit. Thankfully, we are able to help tens of thousands of people. Unfortunately though, we can’t service everyone and therefore have a list of people waiting to be eligible to benefit from our services. Thus, we created a weekly “Appeal” column to let our donors know of the current dire situation.

This week, we focus on a widowed mother who requested to stay anonymous. Here’s her story:

We recently met with a mother who is widowed with 7 children. A couple of years ago, the family of ten (10) children and 2 parents were hit head on by a larger carrier truck while they were in their vehicle. Paramedics tried valiantly to save the lives of her husband and 3 of the children, but they tragically died on the way to the hospital. The mother now struggles to put bread on the table for her children in addition to the tremendous emotional pain she feels on a regular basis. She wants her children to be able to benefit from the professional services Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s Children’s Center will provide.

Cases like these are not uncommon. Sadly, we regularly meet with people in similar situations. As the holiday season approaches, here is your chance to help someone from being on the outside of help to being able to receive excellent services and strong support.