Nov 21, 2012
Drimmer's Heartfelt Give Away
Drimmer's Appliances employees in the Brooklyn showroom

Major appliance seller Shlomo Drimmer was touched by help offered to Superstorm Sandy victims, and came up with a plan.

By COLlive reporter

"In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man."

Full page advertisements in New York area Jewish newspapers this past week have announced of one appliance store that "refuses to profit from your catastrophe."

Drimmer's Appliances in Brooklyn, NY, notified of the opening of a division called H.E.A.R.T. (Hurricane Emergency Appliance Replacement Team) in response to Superstorm Sandy.

"If your washer and/or dryer were damaged by Hurricane Sandy, Drimmers Appliances will replace washers and dryers at dealer's cost," read the ad.

The generous move has received wide-spread praise from relief workers and residents whose homes and properties have been wrecked by the massive storm that hit Mid-Atlantic states.

"Many of our customers' belongings were almost completely wiped away," said Shlomo Drimmer, owner of Drimmer's located at 1608 Coney Island Avenue.

"It was heartbreaking to hear the stories of people who lost everything. And this isn't only those who have less, it also affected the affluent," said the Crown Heights resident.

Drimmer said he felt that doing something to help was an obligation.

"The least we can do is to replace the basic appliances that were lost," he says. "We thought it was the right thing to do, and we are hoping that some of the manufacturers and other stores might also do the same."

He said he was inspired by the Jewish organizations, such as Achiezer, and the many individual volunteers who stepped up to the plate, while the Red Cross and others dragged their feet.

"There were non-Jews who were in need and they met the Jewish volunteers with food. They were saying, 'Thank G-d for the Jews, otherwise we would starve.'"

At their own cost, Drimmers Appliances is offering to get those in need up and running. Purchase must be made by December 31, 2012 even if delivery is made at a later date. (All manufacturer rebates are still in effect. Plus delivery and installation if applicable.)

They can be reached at 718-338-3500 or at
1608 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Sunday 10-6 Monday through Thursday 9-7 Friday 9-1

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Kol hakovod
What a wonderful act of compassion and kindness
(11/21/2012 10:04:41 PM)
Great! Nice gesture.
But what about refrigerators & freezers? Those are also basic appliances lost by some in the hurricane.
(11/21/2012 10:15:57 PM)
yshar koach
very nice!
(11/21/2012 10:40:44 PM)
I live in the 5 Towns and myself and many others that lost almost or some their whole homes were able to replace some items due to the generosity of the Drimmers. THANK YOU!
(11/21/2012 11:00:33 PM)
kol hakavod
Heshem should give you in return loads of Nachas from all your children and grand children with gezunt and time to enjoy it together with your whole family
(11/21/2012 11:16:08 PM)
to #2
it says all other appliance will be discounted!
(11/21/2012 11:49:21 PM)
kol hakavod
I hope that one day soon I will do the same kind of act
(11/22/2012 12:16:47 AM)
they are amazing to shluchim as well!
We recently bought a really big order from Drimmers for our Chabad house...They gave us a really nice discount, free shipping, no tax and they were a pleasure to deal with!!!
Highly recommend them
(11/22/2012 12:57:48 AM)
(11/22/2012 9:44:08 AM)
Reb Shlomo
For me it is no CHidush he is always doing good deeds this is just another one of his long line of Mitzvos in helping others!!!

Reb Shlomo Liolum Voed!!!!!!
(11/22/2012 9:50:28 AM)
shliome drimmer...
not to mention a geoineshe kup ... such a tzadik! and such good free publicity also.
(11/22/2012 12:15:54 PM)
Friends from montreal
Special people!!May all those who are able follow this example!!
(11/22/2012 12:40:17 PM)
Number 2
Couldn't you wait a little before you complain?

Oh, sorry you must have called and they refused to offer a discount.

C'mon people, don't always criticize good work.

(11/22/2012 1:02:01 PM)
Me kamcha Yisroel
Who in the world do this only yidden with big hearts
(11/22/2012 11:01:07 PM)
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