Living through this pandemic has been challenging. It has changed the way we normally live our lives. It hasn’t been easy; nobody goes unscathed. Nevertheless, the thing is, by helping each other pull through this crisis, by doing good deeds for one another, then a little kindness can really go a long way.
CRS has a long history of helping when needs arise. We help when our nation is hit by hurricanes or terrorism. We help when NY State’s winter storms cause costly damages. We help our city’s homeless. We help our community’s hungry. And we help each other right here in our CRS home through illness or loss. Driven by our Jewish values, performing mitzvot has been something that defines us as a collaborative and unified collective. It brings us all together.
Just because COVID has affected our everyday lives, it hasn’t stopped us from wanting to help others. We are thinking about ways to volunteer, to help our family and friends, our neighbors, and our community.
Even during this pandemic, we can honor our commitment to perform meaningful, helpful, necessary mitzvot. By giving blood, feeding the hungry, and volunteering in other ways, we choose to continue the CRS story even during COVID. Continuing to help those who need it is our story. Working in partnership with our community is our story. It is our obligation to continue telling our story.