March 28, 2008
Our friend Sue Halpern acts as our "eyes and ears" down on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi where Katrina ravaged land and lives almost three years ago. We can always count on Sue to let us know where a little help is needed. Sure enough-today’s email from Sue alerted us to the fact that an elderly woman living in Biloxi had just died and her community was seeking funds to provide her with a modest but respectful funeral since neither she nor her few remaining relatives had the means to underwrite the service and burial. How fitting that our first distribution of tzedakah would go to this very sacred mitzvah…Mrs. T. would have a proper burial and we would fulfill the mitzvah of Kvod Hamet. This feels good…real good.