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Stand with Israel: Uniting to Support Soldiers and Citizens in Their Time of Need
The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has led to a tragic loss of life and widespread suffering. In these challenging times, it is crucial for people around the world to come together and support the citizens and soldiers who are fighting for the right to exist in the State of Israel.
The website www.standwithisrael.co.il provides a platform to donate to various causes through Israeli NGOs actively engaged in providing essential services, including emergency response, medical assistance, mental health support, and soldier support. These donations are processed through 501(C)3 entities, making them tax-exempt for US tax purposes.
How Can You Help?
In this time of crisis, the spirit of solidarity within the Israeli and Jewish communities is shining brightly. Numerous organizations have rallied to assist citizens and soldiers in receiving the vital support they need. Here are some ways you can make a difference:
Israeli Democracy HQ: The Israel Democracy HQ and various organizations of the Protest Movement have joined forces to support the people of Israel during this war. They are working together to offer support where it is most needed.
Hi-Tech for Israel: This initiative brings together leading founders and venture capital funds to streamline fundraising for nonprofits. They respond to real-time needs, including providing generators, essential supplies, and community support. Donations are carefully managed by a team of tech leaders and legal counsel.
JGive - Together We Will Win: The National Emergency Fund was established to provide assistance to the victims of recent attacks on Israeli soil and the ongoing war. All donations collected will be distributed to charities offering relief services, welfare, equipment, food, and other necessities to war victims and their families.
IsraAID Emergency Fund: IsraAID deploys immediately to communities affected by emergencies, staying for as long as needed, and using their expertise to help communities rebuild their lives together.
Stand With Us: StandWithUs is an international, non-partisan education organization that supports Israel and fights against antisemitism.
One Heart: One Heart recruits civilians for active volunteering, creating social-civil resilience and multiplying the power of local municipalities effectively.
Medical Aid & Search and Rescue
United Hatzalah: United Hatzalah of Israel is the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer emergency medical service (EMS) organization that provides the fastest emergency medical service throughout Israel.
Barzilai Medical Center: Serving half a million people, including residents of the southern border, Barzilai Ashkelon University Medical Center plays a critical role in providing medical care.
Soroka Medical Center: Known as Israel’s "Iron Dome of health," Soroka is on the front lines of emergency medical and trauma care, serving wounded IDF soldiers and civilian terror victims.
Friends of Sheba Medical Center: Sheba hospital is the largest hospital in Israel and plays a critical role in Israel's response to the war.
Magen David Adom: Israel's national rescue organization provides pre-hospital emergency medical services and blood assistance, treating hundreds of thousands of life-saving cases each year.
ZAKA: ZAKA is Israel’s dominant non-governmental rescue and recovery organization, with over 3,000 volunteers deployed around the country, on call 24/7 to respond to any terror attack, disaster, or accident immediately and professionally.
Mental Health First Aid
ERAN - Emotional First Aid: ERAN provides lifesaving emotional first aid services, offering initial response and emotional support on the phone and online while maintaining strict confidentiality and anonymity.
NATAL: NATAL specializes in the field of war and terror-related trauma, aiming to advance the resiliency of Israeli society through treatment, prevention, public awareness, and research.
AMCHA: Amcha is the largest provider of mental health and social support services for Holocaust survivors in Israel, currently reaching close to 20,000 individuals.
One Family: One Family champions the rights and needs of Israel’s victims of terror, providing specific therapeutic resources required for healing and growth.
Israel Trauma Coalition: The Israel Trauma Coalition provides knowledge, tools, and resources for optimal emergency preparedness and real-time professional support for emergency teams, focusing on the rapid recovery of individuals and communities.
SAHAR: Sahar provides instant, accessible, and anonymous assistance to people who suffer from mental distress and suicidal ideation.
Friends of the IDF: Friends of the IDF is the sole organization authorized to collect charitable donations on behalf of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces across the United States of America.
The Lone Soldier Center in Memory of Michael Levin: This organization provides support and assistance to lone soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Duvdevan Foundation: The Duvdevan Foundation supports past, present, and future Duvdevan Unit soldiers in various ways.
As the conflict in Israel continues, it is crucial to support its citizens and soldiers in their time of need. Today, you can contribute to various organizations that are actively engaged in providing essential services to those affected by the ongoing crisis. Your donation, no matter how big or small, can make a significant difference and contribute to a stronger, united Israel. In this time of adversity, let us come together and demonstrate our unwavering support for the people of Israel.
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