Twenty teens traveled to Puerto Rico, in partnership with PR4PR, in May 2018, after Hurricane Maria devastated the island and left many families living in temporary tents.
Working in poverty-stricken areas, the teens spent hours scraping tar off of the roofs and delivering wood frames to build houses. They also made meaningful connections with the native Puerto Ricans, who struggled for words to express the depths of their gratitude.
In just a few days, the group accomplished what would have taken the Puerto Rican community months to complete.
Before leaving, the students spent Shabbat at the local Chabad house, bringing a renewed energy and enthusiasm, and proudly proclaiming am yisroel chai – The Jewish nation will live on.
New Jersey NCSY’s Fred and Rose Distenfeld z”l Relief Missions