One night, tragedy struck the Mandel family: a family member passed away in his sleep. Because the death took place at home, the police arrived at the scene and wanted to take Mr. Mandel down to the station to file a report. An intimidating enough circumstance at any time, it was simply overwhelming when he was reeling from the death and trying to figure out how to make funeral arrangements at the same time.
It took one phone call to Chaim V’Chessed. The Chaim V’Chessed crisis management team took care of the Mandel family’s needs from start to finish. After sending someone down to the police station to deal with the authorities, there there was still a funeral and a family to care for on the home front. Chaim V’Chessed made the chevra kadisha arrangements, contacted a gemach to provide items for the shiva, and arranged with the local N’shei to provide meals for the family.