A couple’s journey from Niagara Falls to Monsey following a peaceful Shabbos Chanukah quickly turned into a nightmare when the family along with their 3-month-old son became trapped in snow on a highway near Buffalo.
Stuck in a deep snowdrift with no escape route in sight, the worried couple called 911 for assistance. But after an extensive wait, it was clear that help wasn’t on the way. So the couple did what they could: they phoned Chaverim of Rockland County and explained their concerning predicament.
Chaverim immediately sprang into action, contacting New York State Police and local law enforcement to urge the rescue of the family, stressing that the young child was in serious danger due to the cold.
Thirty minutes later – after being stranded in their vehicle for 3 hours – the couple and their newborn were rescued by state troopers and transported to a hotel for temporary lodging.
The story doesn’t end there. Once at the hotel, a new problem arose: getting kosher food. Once again, the couple reached out to Chaveirim, who in turn contacted Rabbi Dudi Farkas from Chabad of Olympia (Monsey), who got in touch with a frum doctor in Buffalo, who visited the couple and brought them food.
The couple is still at the hotel, waiting until the roads are cleared to enable their return home. Until then, they know that their fellow Jews are looking out for them.
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)