LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – As Nashville reals from the devastating effects of this week’s tornado, Chabad of Kentucky and Project Friendship, two Kentucky Jewish organizations, filled a truck and left Wednesday with more than $65,000 worth of brand new clothes and apparel to provide for Tennesseans in need.
“The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Shneerson, often spoke of the need for Random Acts of Goodness and Kindness” said Rabbi Shlomo Litvin, Director of Chabad of the Bluegrass. “One of our key responsibilities is to clothe the naked, and to care for the needy.”
Project Friendship works with internet retailers to provide clothing, shoes and more for those in need all across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. They plan to distribute $5 million worth of apparel in 2020.
The Rabbis began planning the trip when word of the tornado’s devastation first began to emerge. “The Rebbe has a profound love for every individual person” said Rabbi Chaim Litvin of Project Friendship, who arranged the Convoy. ” As his emissaries it is our responsibility to exemplify that love. Project Friendship allows us to do that.”