The anchors of CBS New York, Michelle Miller, Dana Jacobson, and Jeff Glor, introduce reporter Nancy Chen with the camera of Luisa Garcia at Target in the Bronx. Alexander Rapaport, ED of Masbia, took some of the families affected by the Bronx fire to buy all that they needed because the fire destroyed their belongings. The fire also took some residents' lives. Masbia Team Relief is raising money to take the remainder of families that have loose everything during the fire.
Masbia Relief Team In The Jewish Press: Hasidic Soup Kitchen, Masbia, Aids With Much Needed Supplies In Bronx Fire
Masbia, a nonprofit kosher soup kitchen network, and food pantry sent volunteers and a truck filled with grocery items for the victims who were displaced in the Bronx fire. The founder and director, Alexander Rappaport, is a Viznitz Hasid who created Masbia to have an attractive and clean restaurant where any hungry New Yorker can eat a free kosher meal. To keep the meals free from charge, no registers are kept onsite. Over two million meals a year get served to people of all backgrounds and religions in their three NYC locations.
Masbia Relief Team In The Jewish Press: In Aftermath Of Deadly Bronx Fire, Jewish Community Offers Food, Staples And Compassion
“In this particular incident, we were needed for relief in the first few hours, helping people with food and toiletries, and we stayed on-site for a couple of hours until everyone got what they wanted,” said Motty Brauner, coordinator of Shomrim of Boro Park.