How does a family get to be a welfare family in Israel? They have to have exceptional circumstances
and problematic income.
The Nebali family’s finances, for instance, are such that
their nonworking refrigerator which needs to be replaced just sits in the
kitchen, as there are no funds in sight to replace it.
On the welfare roll, the Nebali’s are on the list of their
city’s Welfare Department and an income stipend helps them pay rent, property
taxes on the apartment, utilities and food.
Poverty stricken families like the Nebali’s depend on help
from Israeli nonprofit organizations, however, to help with clothing, food
bags, holiday food and other assistance.
The stipend from the Israeli government is not enough to meet all needs.
Israel Relief Aid made
a special visit to the Nebali apartment
to deliver a new baby play mat as a gift, something they of course could not
buy themselves. Through its network
of welfare aid centers throughout Israel, Israel Relief Aid is easily able to
distribute to known welfare roll families.
When an aid container is
imported by Israel Relief Aid, the aid centers come to unload the
container and within hours the aid from the container is disbursed throughout
Israel to aid centers, ready to begin distribution to their local sphere of
welfare Israeli families. Fifteen
hundred of these infant play mats were imported into Israel in July with the
financial help of Goods For Good in the UK and other sponsors like you.
During the visit to the Nebali family, we found out that the
family has a more serious problem. Their
baby, Yanin, has been suffering with a stomach problem and now has been taken
to the Schneider Children’s Hospital and we wish for them a full recovery.
You can join in toward the current container being loaded for Israel, and be blessed in this special work: