|1) A lady from Israel received a call from a hospital in Phoenix, that her beloved father was in critical condition. She rushed to be by her father’s side. Billy, one of our drivers, loaned her his personal car for the duration of her stay.|
A volunteer from Ezras Cholim stayed with her for about 10 hours at the hospital. Her father passed away that day. The volunteer from Ezras Cholim worked with the daughter to guard the body at the hospital for a few hours despite the hospital insisting that the body be moved. The daughter went through a difficult time with the stepmother wanting to cremate the body. The talented Robyn Meyerson from Chevra Kadisha (Burial Society) stepped in, and with G-d’s help encouraged the stepmother to change her mind. The following day the Jewish mortuary was given permission, and Ezras Cholim arranged for a dignified proper funeral; a quorum of ten. Ezras Cholim also helped organize a quorum of ten at the cemetery.