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FYI: Ways to help and donate to citizens of south Israel and IDF soldiers

Groups are starting to collect goods and supplies for both people stuck in bomb shelters in the south, and reserve soldiers stuck at the border of Gaza, waiting for the next move.

You can see the original Facebook event post here, and below.

Personally, I’m trying to collect in Tzur Hadassah (if you’re local and interested). There are several main points of collection across the country including parts of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and individuals collecting in their own areas.

If you’re not in Israel, you can still help.

Hebrew following the English:

HELP US DELIVER A TRUCK FULL OF SUPPLIES FOR CIVILIANS AND SOLDIERS NEAR GAZA BY THIS THURSDAY.

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WHAT WE’RE DOING & HOW YOU CAN HELP

As I’m sure you’ve all felt in your own personal ways, these past 5 days have been pretty intense. Many of us have had loved ones go off to the army, and feeling helpless is the worst! With Natan (my husband) being an officer in the IDF, the truth is that I have no idea when I’ll see him again. However, I decided that praying for the best is not all that I can do… I have contacted everyone I know and I am asking you to do the same, so that we can gather as many supplies as possible, to bring to families as well as soldiers in the south.

I will be teaming up with the Lower Galilee Regional Council and heading to the south this coming Thursday to distribute what we’ve collected.

For families, I’m asking if each of you can bring something that you would want if you were stuck in a shelter for weeks. I recommend blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, small mattresses, kids’ toys and books, coffee, kumkumim, etc. Baked goods are also wonderful and always appreciated. For soldiers, socks and underwear are the most appreciated, as well as dry-fit clothing, gum, cigarettes, etc.

If you would like to donate, we will have several dropping spots around the country, including the the Lower Galilee Regional Council Office (in the North), North Tel Aviv, Central Tel Aviv Jerusalem (Rehavia), Hertzeliya, and Aminadav. Addresses are below. Please contact me and let me know if you’d like to donate! We really appreciate your help, and so will everyone in the south! These people need us and this is really where the heart of Israel shines… Thank you in advance!

–Stephanie and the Team

HOW TO HELP IF YOU ARE IN ISRAEL

  • Jerusalem: Aza 46, Top Floor. There’s a sign both at the entrance to the building and on the door. Feel free to knock or to leave things at the door. (Rivka May)
  • North Tel Aviv: Dizengoff 338, near the namal, 2nd floor, left from stairs. If Sigal doesn’t answer, you can leave things at the door. (Sigal Abbatovi)
  • Central Tel Aviv: Bograshav 89, Apt. #2. Send Sarah Groner a FB message and let her know when you plan to come.
  • Ramat Aviv (Tel Aviv University Area)/IDC: Yehuda Bourla 54, Apt. 6. You can call Nofar if you need at 052-2939308.
  • Bar Ilan University Area (Givat Shmuel): Keren Hayisod 7, floor 2, apartment 8 (you can leave things at her door if she isn’t there) Inform Rachel Sarafraz by SMS that you’re coming — 050-2505076

HOW TO HELP IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF ISRAEL

Please visit this Google Doc to make a financial pledge. We will contact you with a Paypal account you can send money to so that we can buy supplies.

If you have additional questions about making a financial contribution, please contact:

Elan Mosbacher
elanmosbacher@gmail.com
773.888.3526
Chicago, IL

 

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