April 23, 2019

Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle of Florida with Category 5 winds in Oct 2018.  Some towns suffered destruction of up to 80% of homes and businesses, and the rebuilding process has been slow with little or no help from FEMA. As part of our new Crisis Response program, TBA is participating in the Hurricane Michael recovery process by seeking donations by May 2 (see list below).

During a recent trip to Mexico Beach, FL to view the cleanup status, one visitor reported:

  • No grocery store, hardware store or gas stations open, resulting in a one-hour drive for necessities

  • Residents without homes or jobs are living in tents or campers in their yards, trying to rebuild day by day

  • All hotels in the town that relied on tourism have been demolished

  • Many “For Sale” signs sit on lots where owners have given up

  • Robbery is common, including a recent robbery of all donated supplies in the Distribution Center set up to help those who are suffering

Items to donate:

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April 22, 2019

At 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, Rachie Lewis, the Director of Synagogue Organizing with JCRC, will be speaking at TBA about issues immigrants are facing in the Boston area and ways we might help.  Rachie has worked with 18 local synagogues to organize their immigration justice programs, with the first step being to learn about what's happening in our own community.  Rachie will provide much useful and enlightening information, so please come even if you do not think you will be able to participate in any volunteer opportunities following her presentation!  

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