Join our GoFundMe campaign to aid Israel during this unprecedented tragedy. Explore how you can contribute and make a meaningful impact. Act now to support those affected.
In a shocking and devastating turn of events, Israel was struck by a merciless terrorist attack on the joyous occasion of Simchat Torah, shattering the hearts of its citizens and leaving a nation in mourning. On October 7, 2023, members of Hamas perpetrated one of the deadliest attacks in the history of the State of Israel, marking the largest massacre of Jewish people since the Holocaust. The world recoiled in horror as unspeakable acts of brutality and violence unfolded.
Over 1,400 innocent souls, including men, women, children, infants, and the elderly, fell victim to this heinous act of violence, with some of the deceased still awaiting identification. More than 3,000 others were left wounded, and over 200 men, women, children, and infants were kidnapped and taken into Gaza as hostages.
This horrifying event has had a profound impact on millions of lives. Families and communities have been torn apart, left deeply traumatized and in mourning. Homes have been reduced to ashes, and people have been displaced, left with nothing. The victims urgently require assistance on an unprecedented scale.
For those who want to do something to help, relief efforts have been launched to raise funds for the victims and their families. The website link to donate is https://www.gofundme.com/f/humanitarian-relief-in-israel. The collected funds will be distributed to trusted partners and verified organizations actively engaged on the ground in Israel. These resources will be allocated across six critical areas:
1. Basic Necessities: Providing food, clothing (with an emphasis on warm clothing for the cold, rainy weather), hygiene items including soap and toothbrushes, and essential baby care items such as food and diapers, to families who have been displaced from their homes and have lost their possessions.
2. Emergency Medical Equipment and Supplies: Ensuring that medical personnel have the necessary equipment and supplies to treat the injured.
3. Psycho-Social Support: Offering support from trained counselors, psychologists, and other professionals to individuals traumatized and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The mental trauma resulting from these horrific events runs deep, making emotional and psychological support vital.
4. Joy for Children: Providing games and toys to bring happiness to children and alleviate some of the emotional burden they are carrying.
5. Medical Care: Shevet Achim is a medical NGO that has operated in Israel since 1994, bringing children from Gaza and the West Bank who require life-saving heart surgery to hospitals in Israel for surgery. Due to the closure of the border between Gaza and Israel following the tragic events on October 7, six Gaza children who had been receiving treatment in Israel are now unable to return home to Gaza and are being sheltered and cared for in Israel by reputable NGOs. A portion of the funds will support their food and care during this time.
Every donation, regardless of its size, will make a significant impact. Your generosity will not only provide physical comfort but will also send a powerful message of support, reminding the victims that they are seen, not forgotten, and never alone in this challenging time.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to those who choose to contribute and stand in solidarity with Israel during this trying period. Let us join together in prayer for peace and the strength to heal from this tragedy.
Support this campaign today at https://www.gofundme.com/f/humanitarian-relief-in-israel
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