Last night, R.C. , a 70 yr. old woman from New Orleans, arrived in Laguardia Airport.
She was in Jackson, MS with friends, where she had evacuated from the storm. She was staying in a private house with 19 others, but she wanted to get to New York, so that she could be with her family.
Rabbi Yirmy Berkowitz, from Lubavitch Headquarters, was able to get her an airline ticket to Laguardia, under a program that we are now running to provide travel subsidies to evacuees trying to get to family.
When she arrived at the airport in New York, she enjoyed a tearful reunion with family who thanked G-d that she was alive, and well.