Kushner says "I got first hand news of children not having formula for a couple of days, I have 4 children and I felt like it was time to give something back." His donation along with many others collected at Temple B'nai B'rith in
Rabbi Roger Lerner says "we've had an incredible turnout. People have been so generous donating their warm winter gear and cleaning items and so on." The group started collecting items last Monday and the response was much bigger than anyone expected. An empty semi-truck was donated to take everything down, now it's practically full after just a few days. Rabbi Lerner says "I think personally the valley is well known for its generosity having been through their own storms, with Agnes especially." The donations have almost filled up the truck headed towards the east coast, but volunteers say they will keep taking as many donations as possible even if they have to take more than one trip. "If people still want to donate and we are not here just leave it under the van and we are happy to receive as much as we can take down there," says Rabbi Lerner.
Three volunteers will head east with everything from clothes to cleaning supplies, spreading a message of hope. Kushner says "you've got friends all over the country. We think of you. We pray for you and we wish you a speedy recovery." The group takes off around 9:00 Sunday morning, but if you still want to donate before they leave the Rabbi says they could use more laundry detergent and more tools.