In January Israel always is bracing cold and this year it began already in December.
Cases of hypothermia have been reported already and the season has just begun.
That’s why annually in January Israel Relief Aid
holds a Winter Warm Campaign. The goal is to reach every homeless person with jackets, warm scarves, quilts/blankets –anything warm.
For the homeless, this is a life and death situation. Yet there are also other Israelis — elderly and new immigrants, the disabled, etc. having shelter but don’t have funds to heat that shelter. That would require paying a high electric bill (and the income is not there).
Having a blanket for the bed/sofa, a warm scarf and jacket and any winter clothing makes all the difference, as hypothermia can also happen inside an apartment.
This is an important project and everyone’s help is needed to make a difference. Let’s keep the Israeli nation warm! With your help we can do it!
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27
At the Lod Senior Center (at this center there is a high percentage of Holocaust Survivors) there is a request for outdoor seating. Lod is a poverty city, so any help they can get is appreciated. In the past we provided the patio cover so that the outside area could be used in the heat. However, they still lack seating.
Let’s collect funds for this commemoration and provide them the seating they lack!.