VENTNOR -- Children in a local congregation dedicated time this morning to helping victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Children in grades K-6 who attended Sunday School classes at Congregation Beth Israel packed lunches that were donated to Hurricane victims in Ventnor.
It was part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Mitzvah Day.
The day of service was organized to teach children that even though they may not have the power that Dr. King had, they can make a difference in their communities.
"Today was dedicated to helping them to realize that they can influence the world and have a positive impact on the world in simple little ways, one person at a time," says Rabbi David Weis.
After the lunches were prepared, a check in the amount of $2100.00 was presented to Jewish Family Services in Ventnor.
THe money was raised by members of the congregation who donated $5.00 for each child who attended Friday services earlier this month.