Sunday, February 5, 2012

Maine Residents Struggle to Heat Their Homes

I was saddened to see this story in the New York Times about how difficult it is for Mainers to heat their homes. However, most of us know how tough times are in Central Maine without reading it in the paper.

As a Jewish community, we are called upon to be generous and kind to those in need. Jewish tradition teaches us that to save one life is akin to saving the whole world. We all need to take action now (no matter how big or small) to help those in our community who are struggling. Waterville Clergy are working together to provide help for families like these. Please consider donating to the Interfaith Resource Fund. You can address checks to:

Pleasant Street UMC, with IRF on memo line. (Stands for Interfaith Resource Fund)

Beth Israel Congregation will also have baskets available for donations at Tu Beshvat and Purim.