March 17, 2017 | Year 41, No. 28

Congregation Beth Am's Mitzvah Brigade chooses dignity

On Feb. 15, five members of Congregation Beth Am's Mitzvah Brigade joined together with other faith communities as members of the IDignity Seminole Program. The IDignity goal is to help individuals in need, such as being homeless, regain their dignity through its services, which include obtaining birth certificates, drivers licenses and social security cards. The volunteers help guide individuals through the process by helping them fill out forms, notarizing papers and assisting with obtaining whatever documents are needed.     

Mitzvah Brigade\'s IDignity volunteers (l-r), Sheila Rashy, Fran Gelfand, Norma Greenberg, Lois Smith and Elissa Sherwin.

IDignity Seminole meets quarterly at the Salvation Army in Sanford. At this past event 170 people were helped.

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