When Hurricane Stan devastated Chiapas, Mexico in 2005, hundreds of people died, and thousands lost all means to meet their basic survival needs. Five young Jewish men volunteered to transport and hand-deliver food, clothing, and medicine donated by members of the Jewish community of Mexico for the first time. By making this direct delivery to the affected people, the volunteers were able to confirm with absolute certainty that the aid had reached its recipients and that it had, indeed, made a difference. The impact of this delivery of essential means for survival, on, both, the recipients of such aid and on the volunteers, was colossal. Within the community, the idea was strengthened that by helping these vulnerable populations, we helped ourselves, as gratification was not only felt by them, but also for those who were able to positively impact their lives by providing the means to assist them. This experience, which generated the community’s interest in being actively and systematically involved in the field of humanitarian aid, led to the founding of CADENA. Since its inception, CADENA has served as a vehicle for collecting and delivering humanitarian aid collected in various communities, schools, and other Jewish institutions in cases of disaster at the national and global level.