Kiddie Korner Preschool, the largest established Jewish preschool in downtown Brooklyn, has partnered up with Neshama Preschool of Brighton Beach, which has been badly damaged due to Hurricane Sandy.
Kiddie Korner was thankfully spared from the damaging and debilitating hurricane, however Neshama Preschool was not as lucky. The extent of the damage sustained by Sandy’s wrath is unimaginable, as the hurricane’s surge brought upwards of six feet of water into the Chabad Neshama Center on Ocean Parkway. The boiler, electric work and structure have been damaged. Due to the corrosive reaction caused by salt water against metallic wiring and structures, extensive repair work will be required.
The floor of the Neshama Preschool is completely destroyed due to the expulsion of a salt water solution mixed with sand, debris and mud. Walls and floors need to be ripped up and renovated. Administrators managed to save a bit of the classroom furniture and toys, but most of it was unfortunately ruined.
The preschool was built with the hard work and love of parents, teachers and children. It culminated into not only a preschool, but a community center. It will be rebuilt through the generous hearts and helping hands of all people- from other communities as well as from the parents of Kiddie Korner Preschool. If you are interested in helping Kiddie Korner's efforts, click here, for more information.