October 15th Emergency Update
Dear Yahel Israel Community,
Amidst the unfathomably devastating terrorist attacks and ongoing violence, we're proud to provide an update on the assistance we've been able to offer our partners on the ground and the impact being achieved. To date, our Emergency Relief Fund has raised over 118,000 NIS. Thanks to our generous donors, we can continue supporting our partners in answering local needs as they arise.
1. Ofakim Relief Efforts:
We sent funds to provide immediate support to families in Ofakim, a town in southern Israel that was one of the places brutally attacked on October 7th. This support includes essential food supplies, and addressing the urgent needs of families directly affected by recent events.
2. Assistance for Victims in Ofakim:
We are supporting the Ofakim Resilience Center in helping families in Ofakim through immediate food vouchers.
3. Nourishing Soldiers on the Northern Border:
We are providing food supplies and warm clothes to soldiers serving on the Northern Border through our partnership with the “El Hayam” organization in Kiryat Haim.
4. Emergency financial assistance to families from Kfar Aza, Netiv Ha'asara, Nahal Oz, and more:
These families were victims of the terrorist attacks on October 7th, survived by a miracle, and came out alive. Financial assistance will ease, even if only slightly, their immediate and essential needs.
5. Aid for Evacuated Families and Soldiers:
In Lod, we are ensuring evacuated families and soldiers are not left hungry. We are supporting our friends at Patisserie Lilly, in providing nourishing food to those who have been displaced and to soldiers.
6. Caring for Children and Families:
The impact of recent events is especially hard on children and families. We're providing activity kits for kids and crucial socio-emotional support in Lod through “Potchim Atid” for Jewish and Arab children. Additionally, in the Haifa area, our collaboration with the Heine Community Center is supporting socio-emotional activities for children, helping them cope during these incredibly challenging times.
Yahel’s Spanish-speaking fellows translated social media content from English to Spanish amplifying the voices of survivors of the Oct. 7th attacks.
Together, we are supporting our partners as they bring hope, sustenance, and comfort to those who need it most. Thank you for standing with us and making all of this possible. We will continue to update you on our progress, and your ongoing support will continue to make a significant impact.
With heartfelt gratitude,
The Yahel Israel Team
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