The Fellowship Provides Heating Assistance to 14,000 Elderly

The Fellowship Provides Heating Assistance to 14,000 Elderly

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As we do each winter, this year The Fellowship provided heating assistance and warmth to Israel’s neediest. The Jerusalem Post’s Lidar Gravé-Lazi reports that with the help of our faithful supporters, this year The Fellowship was able to give aid to 14,000 of Israel’s impoverished elderly:

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has stepped in to provide some 14,000 poor elderly Israelis with home-heating assistance amid the cold winter weather.

After being flooded with requests for assistance, the fellowship allocated some NIS 5 million to distribute NIS 300 home-heating vouchers to elderly in need in 100 municipalities across the country.

The aid is mainly going to elderly people who rely on state pensions for their subsistence and would otherwise have to choose between staying warm or paying for food, medicine or other basic necessities.

The grants are being distributed through social workers and hundreds of volunteers who go to the homes of the elderly, give them the donation and provide some companionship.

“These days, when we’re all cold and we cling to our quilts and heaters, we should think about the hundreds of seniors in Israel who live in poverty and must endure the impossible decision of choosing between warming their homes and buying food or medication,” said Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the fellowship’s founder and president…

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