Edgemont friends and neighbors of Ellen Brody, 49, the Edgemont mother of three who perished in the tragic Metro North accident Tuesday evening, last night launched an effort to provide meals for the Brody family in the days and weeks ahead, while school officials ramped up efforts to offer counseling and support to students affected by the tragedy.
Email chains are circulating today throughout the Edgemont community asking for donations to an account set up at the Scarsdale caterer Standing Room Only which has agreed to provide the family meal following tomorrow’s graveside service after the funeral, as well as buffets for the larger shivas Saturday and Sunday.
Anyone who wishes to contribute can call SRO at 914 472-3002 and ask for Rae. SRO will accept a credit card number over the phone.
The funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Chabad of the Rivertowns, at 303 Broadway, in Dobbs Ferry.
Thereafter, working with Edgemont Cares, an arm of the Edgemont Community Council that mobilizes to assist Edgemont families in need, the family’s friends and neighbors will be working on plans for continued home delivery of meals while the family grieves.
ECC president Bob Bernstein said today that “because we are such a small close-knit community, Edgemont will respond to this tragedy with the same measure of compassion, love and support that we give to all Edgemont families in need.” He added, however, that “at the same time we must also respect the privacy and security of the Brody family, and insist that others do likewise.”
Anyone wishing to work with Edgemont Cares on this effort is encouraged to write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, school superintendent Victoria Kniewel and high school principal Devan Ganeshananthan issued the following statement this morning:
” Dear Edgemont Families,