Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver has raised $16.3 million to address the crisis in Israel and is currently distributing $2.8 million to support the needs of survivors and evacuees. This distribution is in addition to the $2.1 million already hard at work on the ground in Israel.
As Israel transitions from “emergency mode” to “emergency routine,” citizens nationwide are bracing for what is likely to be a long and challenging period. More than 300,000 Israelis have been displaced from their homes and communities, their lives turned upside down, physically and emotionally. Their needs range from mental health support to temporary burial service (in unbearable numbers) to educational activities to daily necessities and more.
This second release of funds has gone to the following organizations in Israel.
- Bring Them Back Home: psychological support for the families of those missing and held hostage.
- Beit Issie Shapiro: treatment and respite for evacuees and survivors with disabilities.
- Ramat Negev Regional Council: kitchen centres for evacuated communities and mobile shelters for Bedouin schools.
- Shaar Hanegev Regional Council: respite and treatment for young adults and terror attack survivors.
- Tel-Hai College: supporting students and alumni through stress and trauma teams and art centres.
- Mashabim Community Stress Prevention Centre: mental health care for the northern communities.
- Galila: medical kits for communities of the Eastern Galilee Cluster.
Federation thanks everyone who has contributed to the Israel Emergency Campaign for making these vital and urgent supports possible. If you have not yet had an opportunity to donate, visit jewishvancouver.com/israel-fund.
– Courtesy Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver