We received a lovely thank-you letter from a Holocaust survivor and his wife who were helped by the Fellowship Crisis Hotline – a crisis call center available to anyone in Israel. They were moved to tears after OneDay – a young adult volunteer organization that partners with the Fellowship Crisis Hotline – painted their modest home, providing a fresh new start for the elderly couple.
I, Yom Tov, a Holocaust survivor who is moderately disabled, and my wife, Mali, would like to say thank you to The Fellowship for sending us the wonderful men and women of the OneDay organization who painted our home with great love and devotion.
On Friday, a group of amazing people appeared at our apartment door. They dispersed throughout the apartment and prepared it for painting by moving objects and covering the furniture, floors, and outlets, so that the apartment wouldn't get dirty with paint.
After getting the apartment ready, they painted it perfectly according to the instructions of their managers and without damaging our possessions.
We heard there were people like this in our country, but we didn't think it was true. However, we were very pleasantly surprised and hope there are more like them.
These men and women left their occupations and families and came to donate their time on behalf of a Holocaust survivor and his wife in order to make them happy.
We want to point out that when I saw them there were tears in my eyes. We didn't believe it was real.
The group left our home clean and tidy and our walls with a fresh coat of white paint. It was as if a group of angels had visited for a moment and with a wave of the hand had left our home in an amazing condition.
Please express our thanks to this group with all our heart and let them know that they have lit up our home and given us the strength to deal with everything.
Mali and Yom Tov
The Fellowship Crisis Hotline is a call center available to anyone in Israel – and is often a last hope for people who’ve reached their limit. Our operators assist callers by directing them to a Fellowship project or other non-profit or government organization that can help. Learn how you can help support Holocaust survivors in need today.