Team OHEL Appreciation BBQ
On Tuesday July 23rd, Team OHEL had an appreciation BBQ in Bais Ezraâ€™s Lower East Side Residence, in order to thank all of its runners, swimmers, and bikers, for all of the hard work and support that they give to OHEL.
Certain OHEL programs are not covered by government funding, yet are integral to the children and families of OHEL. OHEL is thankful for the fundraising efforts of its Team OHEL members, who along with their sponsors, raise much needed funds through numerous events.
At the Team OHEL Appreciation BBQ, in addition to a delicious dinner, Team OHEL members were treated to a tour of OHEL Bais Ezraâ€™s beautiful Lower East Side residence. It is a stunning 4 floor residence, complete with all the amenities of a modern Manhattan home!
Many of the Team OHEL athletes participate in various marathons, triathlons, and races to challenge themselves physically, as well as for their own personal journeys. Team OHEL members have many amazing personal stories, and they all contribute to elevating the lives of the children and families that OHEL serves.
Laurie Szenicer, OHELâ€™s Senior Development Associate, said of the event â€śour Team OHEL participants are truly everyday heroes, and the children and families of OHEL are the real winners of these races. The members of Team OHEL show genuine selflessness in their training, time, and fundraising efforts, which benefit and elevate the lives of the many people OHEL serves.â€ť
To view some pictures from our fun Team OHEL appreciation bbq, simply click here! http://www.ohelfamily.org/?q=node/691
Since 1969, OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises. Driven by service excellence, OHELâ€™s professional staff meet the myriad social service needs of the general community, while at the same time providing culturally-sensitive services to the Jewish community, including Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian speakers. Through highly-rated foster care, developmental disability, mental health, and other programs and services, OHEL provides supportive housing, treatment, care coordination, education, outreach and much more to elevate lives and strengthen individuals and communities in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Florida, California and worldwide on the web. David Mandel is the CEO of OHEL.