JDRC Helps Rebuild San Marcos TX
Organized by: JDRC
Hi, my name is Beckie Hamroff and I am a Senior at NYU. There, I am in a program called Global Liberal Studies, as well as the Spanish and Multifaith and Spiritual Leadership minors. As a prepare for graduation and start my career search, I realize with each passing day how important helping others is to me. I have been blessed with so much greatness in my life, that it only seems right to help others live's become a little better. I have also come to notice how invaluable my service learning experiences have been. Please help me continue my journey by supporting my attendence of the Jewish Disaster Relief Corps program in San Marcos, TX.
Here is a little bit about why I will be going there and why it is the JDRC that's acting. In May 2015, about 37.3 trillion gallons of water fell on Texas. For the areas around San Marcos, the rising levels of the Blanco River led to serious flooding that destroyed nearly 1,400 homes. Over the next 6 months, the Jewish Disaster Response Corps will be sending 150 volunteers to the area to help rebuild those homes that were destroyed. The JDRC specializes in domestic, long-term disaster relief. As media attention moves away from an area in need of rebuilding assistance, the JDRC comes in as a much needed labor source. By assisting homeowners who are under insured, the JDRC provides services they would not be able to pay for themselves. Students on their programs learn construction skills while making connections with the local community, engaged in a service learning curriculum, and create a meaningful Shabbat experience.
Here's why I need your help. A JDRC program costs $500. This will cover all of my ground transportation, food, and housing. I will also need a buy flights to get to San Marcos. Please help me ensure that money is not holding me back from this incredible growth experience. You will not only be enriching my life, but you will be giving back to an entire community in need. Thank you for your support!