Posted in News, on November 10, 2011

NJ Teens Help Disaster Relief in Tennessee

Groups still coming to help with Nashville flood cleanup

Latest volunteers are Jewish teens from New Jersey

Written by
Julie Hubbard
5:06 PM, Nov. 9, 2011

Volunteers from across the country continue to visit Nashville to help with cleanup from widespread flooding that happened more than a year ago.

A delegation of Jewish teenagers from New Jersey are volunteering this week, helping clean up homes still needing repair from last year's flood.

According to the NCSY, a youth program of the Orthodox Union, the students will work with the Southeast Nashville Recovery this week reinstalling tiles within homes, removing decks, replacing sidewalks and moving furniture.

“These students are not afraid to get down-and-dirty to help strangers or to share their joy of Torah in distant Jewish communities,” said Rabbi Ethan Katz, New Jersey's NCSY associate regional director.

The May 2, 2010, floods caused more than $1.5 billion in flooding in 2,000 homes and landmarks that included the Grand Ole Opry.