On Friday, November 9, Senator Dean Skelos paid a visit to Chabad to take questions from the audience. Senator Skelos called Sandy “Our Katrina,” emphasizing the enormous damage wreaked on the community. Rebbetzin Chanie Wolowik emphasized to the Senator the depths of the losses that are unknown until you see it for yourself. Rebbetzin Hadassah Geisinsky explained the special hardships for a large family with small children being in a house without power. Various others expressed frustration to the Senator with the many difficulties with FEMA, LIPA, gas shortages, and other issues. Though the senator was pressed for time and had many locations to visit, he answered everyone’s questions as best he could and promised we should all see results soon. Thanks to Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky and Meir Krengel, who arranged for the senator to visit Chabad.
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