This past week, 11 students had a very special opportunity to attend a service mission to Houston, organized by Mrs. Aliza Konig, Assistant Principal, in conjunction with NCSY. The purpose of the mission was to help Houston citizens who are still rebuilding their homes after Hurricane Harvey. The students worked alongside volunteers, from the disaster relief group St. Bernard’s Parish, to reconstruct a wall in the home of a hurricane victim.
Mrs. Konig said, “It was really powerful for our students to leave the comfort of our community here in New York and see how the lives of others, both inside and outside the Jewish community, are still being affected by Hurricane Harvey even two years later, in the ongoing struggle to rebuild.” Junior Gilli Richman said, “It was amazing to have the opportunity to work with our hands, and so concretely be able to help those in need.” The students also volunteered at a food bank and spent Shabbos with the Meyerland Minyan community, lending them encouragement and strength. Thank you also to Office Administrator Ms. Kymmie Baker, who chaperoned the trip alongside Mrs. Konig, and yasher koach to all the participants!