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The Fellowship Rallies to Help in Wake of Israeli Fires

Firefighter in forest burned by wildfires, November 2016 (Photo: ASHERNET)

Over the past week, devastating wildfires affected thousands across Israel, displacing families and destroying homes. The Jerusalem Post's Lidar Grave-Lazi reports on the aid that The Fellowship and our faithful friends were able to offer in the wake of this disaster:

As fires continued to rage on throughout the country, private citizens and welfare organizations offered their assistance to the hundreds of displaced families, firefighters and vulnerable population groups...

“It is moving to see, again, how when necessary, Israel’s parents and all citizens unite and mobilize for those who need help and a warm hug,” said Paz Cohen...

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews also announced an emergency hotline (*9779) for the elderly and for new immigrants.

The hotline, active in Hebrew, Russian and Arabic, provided assigned volunteers to those in need.

In addition, the IFCJ provided vouchers to the elderly who evacuated their homes and put displaced people in touch with volunteers who could host them in their houses or offer transport.

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