When my family started the plumbing company "Smolka Plumbing Company" over a century ago, their goal was to provide personalized customer service, satisfaction , quality, and distinctive products for the kitchen and bath. This goal became a reality and led the company to grow tremendously, serving clients such as The NY Mets, Empire State Building co. and other prominent organizations. Growing up in Eastern Europe, they never forgot where they came from and the struggles which had been placed upon them and the Jewish community as a whole through the early part of the 20th century. This led them to give back, through organizations such as UJA and help raise millions through their vast and grown network. Recently, my Great Aunt was the only family member alive from this generation and at this point in her life, she had run out of money to help pay her rent/aid. UJA heard, remembered how our family took care of them and helped my Aunt live out her days in peace. Thank you UJA!