At noon on Friday, Meir Panim received a call from the office of the Director of the Absorption Ministry, asking for assistance.
More than 100 individuals living in the vicinity of the affected buildings were left without electricity, running water and phone service. These people, many of them elderly immigrants, were in need of immediate assistance; especially given that Shabbat was drawing near.
Meir Panim mobilized its restaurant, located at the center of the city. With the help of many dedicated volunteers, it managed to prepare over 80 Shabbat meals and serve as a central drop-off location for people wishing to donate food and other essential items.
We are happy to have provided a little light on this dark day in Netanya.