Magen David Adom
Magen David Adom is Israel’s “Red Cross”. It has activated all 1,400 of its ambulances and is treating the wounded, often while under rocket attack and gunfire themselves. MDA EMTs are among the casualties.
Your help is desperately needed to put more ambulances on the road and to replenish supplies for both EMTs and paramedics and for MDA’s blood services division, which is supplying blood for the wounded.
World Union for Progressive Judaism Emergency Appeal
Reconstructing Judaism is a member movement of the WUPJ. Their emergency appeal is focusing on providing funds for immediate needs, informal educational programs and childcare, elderly assistance, mental health counseling, and more.
Dror Israel Emergency Response
“Our educators in Sderot, Ashkelon, Beer Sheva, Rehovot, Tel Aviv, Rishon Letzion, and other affected communities are assessing all the critical needs and addressing them. Educators are in touch with students, program participants, neighborhood leaders and groups, making sure they are safe and accounted for. Emergency initiatives include:
Supporting evacuees: Daycare and programs for traumatized children and youth are desperately needed for families who have been evacuated from Gaza border communities under attack to Dead Sea Hotels, our boarding school in Mitzpe Ramon, and more.
Youth counselors in bomb shelters: In underprivileged communities where people don’t have safe rooms in their homes, our experienced youth educators are running therapeutic and educational programs for children and families in Rehovot and Ashkelon, with more locations opening as soon as deemed safe.
Daycare for children of hospital workers and other essential staff: We are currently fielding requests from hospitals throughout Israel to set up daycare centers for children of doctors, nurses, and staff so they can treat the injured while schools are closed.
Support for children and families sheltering in place: We are providing in-person and online programming and distributing activity kits and other educational materials in Sderot, Ashkelon, Rehovot, and more.
New Israel Fund
NIF’s network of NGOs in Israel have a 4-part emergency response plan they’ve activated, and they are asking for donations at this time to implement it. The plan focuses on: