Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Local Students Help Rebuild New Orleans


As some of you probably know, Chabad on Campus organized a rebuilding mission to New Orleans during winter break. What you might not have known is that three of our own from Santa Cruz participated: Aaron Buchbinder and Nicole Falk, both students at UCSC, and Michel Deleage from Cabrillo. According to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, all three are active in the Student Chabad Center on campus. The Sentinel reported:

"About 100 student volunteers from more than 30 colleges, including Columbia, Harvard and Northwestern, will participate in relief missions... The relief mission is a joint project between the Chabad on Campus National Foundation and Lubavitch Rabbi Yochanan Rivkin, director of the Chabad Jewish Student Center at Tulane, whose efforts have been praised by President Bush."

Sweet, way to go Jewish Santa Cruz humanitarians! Lubavitch.com posted an update on the mission:

"Most college students are forgiven if they sleep in on January 1, nursing a headache from the past night’s excesses, but Erik Steel awoke early to catch a flight to New Orleans. Steel, a student at the State University of New York in New Paltz, buckled himself into his seat, quieted jitters about his first time ever on a plane, and headed off to join 49 other college students massing at Chabad of New Orleans."

Full article here.

It's efforts such as these by local students and Chabad on Campus that are making this world a better place to live in. Keep it up.

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