U/D Brooklyn: *2 Alarm Fire* Box 0367 at 583 flushing Ave fire in a 4 story multiple dwelling is now under control. pic.twitter.com/qDbVt7pRHwA little more than a week before the observance of the Jewish High Holy Days, a 2-alarm fire displaced four families (10 adults 35 children) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. On Sept. 16, the Red Cross provided emergency funds for basic necessities to two affected families and worked with a partner agency to arrange temporary housing at a Kosher hotel for them.
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“A good deed for desperately needy families is a great mitzvah [act of kindness],” said Jewish community leader Isaac Sofer, in thanking the Red Cross.
The Red Cross stands ready to work with these families as needed to help with their longer-term needs.