Turning Despair Into Hope
Turning Despair into Hope for Suffering Israelis
Poverty continues to be a desperate problem in Israel. Reports show that in 2006 the number of poor Israelis rose to over 20 percent of the population, a staggering 1.6 million people – including one in three Israeli children and over 20 percent of Israel’s elderly, which includes tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors. The Fellowship’s Guardians of Israel program responds to this desperate situation through initiatives that ease the suffering of needy Israelis by providing:
- Food distributed through soup kitchens, meals on wheels and food box programs
- Medical assistance, including prescription programs, support for doctor visits and in-home medical care
- Support for the elderly including food, medicine, and grants to pay for essential needs such as winter heating
- Support for children including school hot lunch and school supply programs, day care centers, and children's homes
- Emergency relief in the form of housing, clothing, food, and medical care for Israelis with nowhere else to turn
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, The Fellowship’s president and founder, said, “Every day I thank God for our Guardians of Israel partners. Through their generous gifts, they are truly acting as the ‘watchmen on the walls’ of Jerusalem” (Isaiah 62:6).
Please join those who are blessing God’s people by supporting Israel through a gift to The Fellowship’s Guardians of Israel program.