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Shaar HaNeGev WZO-AZM Emergency Project

NEGEV Relief Fund

Thank you Letter and Video from the Mayor of the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council

Israel, especially the Southern region is facing the most difficult escalation of terror missile attacks from Gaza in the last 20 years.

One of the areas suffering most in these rough times is the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council of 13 communities. They are at the heart of the exchange of fire, facing the threat of serious damage, injury and sadly even death, as well as the deep psychological impact on the residents living there.

The leadership of the World Zionist Organization visited the Sha’ar Hanegev area this week and their Regional Council asked for assistance to be able to provide some of the neediest families with a short break of a few days from the constant rocket barrages, giving them back some “normality” and strengthening the community resilience, which is critical, especially in these times.

In order to prevent further physical and mental harm, they are looking for immediate assistance in sending local families for few days respite to a safer part of the country, as far as possible from what is happening in the South. This relief would be provided to families from five kibbutzim at the Gaza border – Nir Am, Nahal Oz, Erez, Kfar Aza and Mifalsim, which have had over 450 missiles launched at them this week.

The cost for a five day respite is about $200 a day per family (including transportation, accommodation and breakfast, and community activities to strengthen resilience) and the total amount they are looking to raise for this important cause is $100,000.

To donate by check please mail it to: 

NEW YORK, NY 10005

The American Zionist Movement is supporting this effort together with the WZO Department for Irgoon and Connection with Israelis Abroad and the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.

We approach to you especially in these difficult times Israel is going through to assist those who are in the front-line of Israel and the show the support of the world Jewry in this important cause.

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