Chabad of Naples is hosting a community barbecue to help people in need of a hot meal and fellowship.
All Naples residents, with or without power, are invited to attend at 5:30 p.m Friday, Sept. 30, outside the Chabad center, at 1789 Mandarin Road, and enjoy food straight off the grill.
“It’s important for us to come together as a community during this difficult time. When we unite, and come together as a community, that’s when we feel God’s presence,” said Rabbi Fishel Zaklos in a news release.
Its community invitation proclaimed: “We might not have electricity, but we have each other.”
Chabad has organized a volunteer medical rescue group, who are taking calls, providing medical care, and rescuing locals from flooded homes. On Friday, it's delivering 200 Shabbat meals to the community, and anyone in need. On Sunday, Chabad’s team of volunteers will help locals to clear debris, and cut and remove fallen trees.
For information, call Chabad at 239-262-4474.
Harriet Howard Heithaus covers arts and entertainment for the Naples Daily News/naplesnews.com. Reach her at 239-213-6091.
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