Code Red sirens, warning civilians of incoming rockets from terrorists in Gaza, have been a frequent reality for Israelis, especially since March. When this warning sounds, residents have anywhere from a minute and a half – in more eastern cities like Jerusalem – to 15 seconds – in southern Israel near Gaza – to take cover.
For elderly residents, neither timeframe is enough to move on feeble feet to reinforced rooms that may be in their apartment, down several flights of stairs, or might not even exist in their building. Many elderly barely have time to duck behind a couch or table, paltry protection from incoming rockets.
Israel has faced more and more blatant attacks upon her innocent people. Israel’s enemies are rising up against her in full force — rockets, arson, stabbings — and these terrorists will stop at nothing to wipe her from the face of the earth.
Earlier this week, a terrorist rocket launched from Gaza destroyed the Be'er Sheva home of an Israeli mother and her three young children.
And knowing how vulnerable victims of terror and the elderly population are during times of crisis, The Fellowship has increased our efforts to help – calling the elderly already receiving assistance from The Fellowship to see if they are okay and if they need any additional help and distributing prepared meals to hundreds of homebound elderly and families.
We cannot extend this additional help without our faithful Fellowship friends. You can help provide care to the most vulnerable people of Israel, including elderly Holocaust survivors, soldiers, children and families. Your gift will help provide food, medicine, clothing and life-saving aid to those who need it most in the Holy Land.