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Fellowship Bridge Blog - Crisis and need
Fellowship Bridge Blog
The Fellowship Hotline provides anyone in need in Israel a place to call to get help. Fellowship operators are trained to direct callers to a Fellowship project, other non-profit organization, or government body that can help with their particular issue. When there isn’t an obvious project or group to direct callers to, the Fellowship operators get creative -- like with IDF veteran Yitzhak.
The Fellowship’s Yael Eckstein is currently in Ukraine delivering food packages and winter heating assistance to our Operation Winter Warmth recipients. One of those recipients is Frida, a widow and Holocaust survivor who still remembers the bloody atrocities she witnessed as a child.
The Fellowship Hotline was able to pair an elderly Holocaust survivor who turned to the Hotline for assistance in paying his electricity bill with a citizen who wanted to do a good deed and donate to Holocaust survivors.
Fellowship Hotline operators receive phone calls from some of the most desperately needy in Israel on a daily basis. Many of these callers have psychological, physical, and financial needs. One caller, 67-year-old Ori, called in October 2016 asking for help with home repairs and for emotional support for his desperate situation.