After a calm Shabbos Chanukah, a couple’s trip from Niagara Falls to Monsey rapidly became a nightmare when the family and their 3-month-old boy got stuck in snow on a roadway near Buffalo.
The concerned couple dialed 911 for help after becoming trapped in a deep snowdrift with no way out in sight.
But after a protracted wait, it became apparent that assistance was not coming.
The couple did what they could and called Chaverim of Rockland County to explain they’re worrying situation.
Chaverim acted swiftly, calling the New York State Police and local law enforcement to request assistance in rescuing the family, emphasizing that the little child was in grave danger due to the cold.
After being trapped in their car for three hours, the couple and their infant were rescued by state officers and taken to a hotel for temporary housing thirty minutes later.
There is yet more to the story.
Arriving at the hotel presented a new challenge: finding kosher cuisine.
The couple called Chaveirim once more, who in turn got in touch with Rabbi Dudi Farkas from Chabad of Olympia (Monsey), who in turn made contact with a frum physician in Buffalo, who came to the couple’s aid and brought them food.
The couple is still in the hotel, awaiting the opening of the roads so they may travel back to their house.
They are aware that their fellow Jews are watching out for them till then.