Mitzvot from the heart: Brett Bierman

Brett Bierman | United Hebrew Congregation

Brett, the son of Cheryl and the late Larry Bierman of Chesterfield, supported Stray Rescue of St. Louis for his mitzvah project. 

“Stray Rescue does great things for our community,” Brett wrote in a description of his project. “They search the streets looking for and taking in dogs and cats every day. They only take in abandoned dogs and cats giving them a second chance on life.”

During a visit to Stray Rescue, Brett learned that the nonprofit had teams on their way to Houston to rescue dogs and cats abandoned during the flooding after Hurricane Harvey. These teams were driving the dogs back to St. Louis for medical treatment if needed and to be adopted by caring owners. 

For his mitzvah project, Brett passed out fliers in his neighborhood and posted on his mom’s Facebook page asking for donations of things on Stray Rescue’s wish list, including dog food, paper products, laundry detergent and other items. Brett collected donations for a little over a week. 


“Every day that I came home, our front porch had many donations for Stray Rescue,” Brett wrote. “We had so many donations that our front entrance was filled.” 

Brett visited Stray Rescue and delivered the donations, which filled the organization’s lobby area. 

“They were amazed and very thankful for all the donations they received and that I chose them for my project,” Brett wrote. In addition, Brett collected more than $435 for Stray Rescue. 

Coincidentally, the day Brett delivered the donations at Stray Rescue just happened to be National Dog Day.