This photo essay is the first of three in the “Three Faces of Service – Japan, Alabama, Sengegal” series. The photos were contributed by Andrew Scheer.
When disaster strikes, it is a natural human response to want to help those who are suffering. We donate money to organizations helping the afflicted area. We organize clothing and food drives. We go and assist with the clean up efforts. But sometimes, we feel compelled to do even more.
In a year rife with natural disasters that devastated communities across the globe, Andrew Scheer, a rabbinical student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) in New York, went on three unique service trips. He traveled to Japan after the earthquake, to Birmingham, Alabama after the tornadoes, and to Senegal on a Rabbinical School Delegation trip with American Jewish World Service (AJWS).