Next week, The Fellowship’s Yael Eckstein is traveling to Ukraine to visit some of our Operation Winter Warmth recipients and to help distribute blankets, firewood, and food packages.
Fellowship Bridge Blog - Crisis and need
Fellowship Bridge Blog
Shulamit is a 92 year-old beneficiary of The Fellowship’s With Dignity and Fellowship program, which provides food, medicine, and companionship to impoverished elderly in Israel. After a life of volunteering to help others, she now gratefully receives our help -- and wrote a moving thank-you letter to express her appreciation.
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.
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.