Everyone knows of the tough financial situation the community has been facing the last few years. I used to be the proud manager of a sizeable electronics company. I worked long hours finding myself away from home approximately 12-13 hours a day. We didn’t get paid a salary large enough to correctly support our family, but I worked as hard as I could anyway. Then, two years ago, I became Ill, lost my job, and had to have heart surgery to save my life. I am baruch Hashem healthy now and am seeking work.
We are a family of 12 people, and, being way past the foreclosure stage, we are now facing the terrible prospect of being evicted from our home.
From The Roshei Yeshiva Shlita to Rabbonim in town, to askonim who have kindly given of their time, all have expressed the desire that something urgently needs to be done and soon.
We have attempted to find rental housing but have not found any rental unit that would be open to (and fit) a family with ten children. While many people have floated different ideas (none of which have born fruit) the one solution that could work is to buy the house back from the bank.
The sum of approximately $300,000 must be raised before Shevuos so the house can be purchased back from them. This would keep our family in our home. For those who may say impossible, This is Lakewood Ihr Hatorah and Ihr Hachesed. Nothing is impossible for Klal Yisroel and Lakewood has proved that time and again.
It is with a heavy heart that I turn to the Tzibbur and ask for help. We have nowhere to go and no way to get there.
To offer help, please email [email protected], or contact Harav Lebie Gruber 732-278-5188 after 5:00 p.m.
UPDATE: A local Askan has set up an online fund to assist the family. It can be accessed here. https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/help-save-my-home–70
(Editor’s note: TLS has verified the accuracy of the above information.)