Israel Relief Aid: New Update from CEO Jo Kaplan – May 27 2024

War Overview –Update

–Evacuees:  90,100 Israelis remain evacuated –from the north and Gaza borders because of daily indiscriminate bombing on buildings 
–There remain 125 abductees held by Sinwar, head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip for over 8 months, detained in unknown conditions.  

Israel Under Attack From– 

–Hezbollah – Northern border with Lebanon/Syria, Golan and Galilee 
–Gaza Strip bordertowns (Hamas)
–West Bank territories – Hamas/Islamic Jihad operatives continue violent attacks
–Houti’s continue bombing Eilat and ships; Iran – 300 missiles to Israel April 15

Emergency Aid Containers Update

 —16 aid containers unloaded October-May, distributed to evacuees and immigrants (and the 17th is trucking out to the north and south today)
–3 aid containers from UK, US and Hong Kong are in the loading process

Israel Relief Aid continues to receive precious shipping containers of humanitarian aid from Europe, and distributes them in Israel.

Evacuees and all Israelis living under the poverty line, including evacuees, are so very grateful for the items inside, like new shoes and new clothes.  It gives them comfort and a great feeling that people care about them.  

Thank you to those that have helped toward these huge containers.  You have blessed Israel! Your financial help at this time will help to bring huge loads into Israel to meet the need.  

Isreal Relief Aid
Isreal Relief Aid

Displaced and Evacuated Families 

Bombing in the north continues to be heavy.  The evacuees must stay away from the north, away from their homes and livelihoods in order to be safe.

Isreal Relief Aid

Israel Relief Aid is delivering requested food supplies to evacuated families in Migdal by the Sea of Galilee around every two weeks.  This time they asked for hygienic supplies again. They greatly appreciate this help with needed items!

May Project:  Supply Gift Cards for Lone Soldiers

For lone soldiers with no family in Israel, basic personal supplies are near non-existent.

Israel Relief Aid would like to single out these lone soldiers, who are living under the poverty line in shelters, to receive gift cards to their local supply shop to get personal supplies that they need. 

These cards will allow them to get supplies like socks, T shirts, hygiene supplies, flashlights, helpful tools, etc.   

This will bring much joy to their hard lives and give them a feeling that someone cares about what they’re going through.

Helping Israelis in Poverty – Cost Effectively