Ten years ago, Yevgenij, now 39, was in his prime. He had a job, a wife and newborn son. Today, it takes Yevgenij ten minutes just to get from his bed to the door of his apartment to answer the intercom. Yevgenij was injured while overseeing the construction of the Kiev subway, when a subway tunnel collapsed on him. Now his hip and spine are twisted, making walking extremely difficult.
Fellowship Bridge Blog - Crisis and need
Fellowship Bridge Blog
In these last few days before Christmas, The Fellowship has been distributing supermarket vouchers and food boxes to impoverished Christian Israelis, ensuring they’ll have enough food for a festive holiday meal.
Hamas fired over 4,500 rockets and missiles on Israel during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Nearly every Israeli city was hit, but cities closer to Gaza had hundreds of rockets fired at them throughout the war, including Ashkelon, where Barzilai Medical Center is located. “Our maternity wing had no fortification,” Anat, Barzilai's head midwife, recalled. “If a rocket were to strike our ward, God forbid, there would be nowhere for us to run or to protect the mothers and newborn babies.” The grave situation at Barzilai Hospital prompted The Fellowship to take action.
In these final weeks of 2016, we reflect on all that your support has allowed us to do this year, including helping Jews in need or in peril make aliyah (immigrate to Israel) from more than 20 different countries. We could not be more grateful for your faithful support, friends!
Looking for a truly meaningful gift to give a loved one this holiday season? Check out The Fellowship's Gift of the Month program!