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Quick Evacuations to Flee Wildfires in Israel

(Photo: IFCJ)

On the morning the wildfires spread across Israel, 82-year-old Ira was out exercising. When she returned home at 10am, the fire was already several blocks from her home and her neighbors were already evacuating.

Ira panicked. She didn’t know where to go. She called one of her neighbors, and they both traveled to a nearby mall. After ten minutes, people were asked to evacuate the local mall, too. Ira’s neighbor had a relative living in a safer area, so they fled the mall to stay with the relative. Soon, the fires reached the relative’s neighborhood as well, and Ira didn’t have anywhere left to go.

She desperately reached out to her city officials, who helped her find a hotel room.

When Ira finally returned home, she felt such loss while looking at the damage from the fire. Her garden was ruined, and the doors and windows of her home were damaged. She doesn’t have gas or electricity and cannot stay in her home until repairs are made.

Thankfully, The Fellowship provided her with food and clothing vouchers to help her through this loss. We continue to pray for the Israeli victims from the wildfires, like Ira, and reassure them that they can rely on The Fellowship.

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