Carmel Fire Relief Fund:
Supporting Evacuated Families and Immediate Needs
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The fires in the Carmel Forest have stopped, but
the reconstruction and rehabilitation are just beginning. The JNF has decided
that it will not begin planting trees for some months, but families whose homes
were destroyed or damaged are in need of immediate aid. Since the beginning of
the fires, the Carmel Fire Relief Fund, organized by IsraelGives, the main
website of Israel's non-profit community, has been providing immediate aid to
affected families and to firefighters, via local relief agencies working in
the field. We're now working hard with
the relief organiz ations to meet the needs of affected communities and
families, and for this we need your help. To see a list of current needs, and
how you can help, please scroll down below.
To make a US tax-deductible donation to the Carmel
Relief Fund, which will go immediately to organizations providing aid in
the region, click here.
Yemin Orde Recovery
Yemin Orde is youth village and orphanage in
the Carmel, housing 500 children between the ages of 9-19. The youth village has
been completely destroyed and the children evacuated to other parts of Israel.
We are organizing an immediate collection for Yemin Orde of the following
Clothes for boys/girls between the ages of
Furniture: Beds, dressers, couches, tables, and
Electrical items: Computers, stoves, fridges,
Educational items: Books, writing
Other Immediate needs of
organizations operating in the field:
From the Heart: Central
recruitment of volunteers To register contact:
Education: In immediate need of volunteers with cars. Please
contact Lior Lapid at 050-2203711
Im Tirzu: We
continue to collect equipment and materials to help in reconstruction, as well
as food and toiletries to any firefighters still in the field. We're recruiting
volunteers for a weekend of renovation (cleaning, painting, removing destroyed
materials) in Yemin Orde and other places. We accepted a donation from Shulav of
hundreds of pairs of children's clothes, and students from the Givat Ram campus
of the Hebrew University will transport the materials there over the course of
the week. We're also offering to host in Jerusalem families from the Carmel
Region. To register as a volunteer, contact 054-6650136.
Looking for legal volunteers to help in areas related to damaged small
businesses, property and home loss, particularly specialists in insurance law,
to work with people affected by the disaster. Also in need of psychiatric trauma
experts. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Meir Panim: We
are distributing 1000 sandwiches and hot meals to firefighting crews in the
area, and to evacuated families. Today (December 7) we're sending a truck full
of equipment, clothes, games, and furniture to Yemin Orde.
Conservative Movement of Israel:
The movement's members providing housing and food to affected families. We
opened a hotline on Friday and our members flooded us with offers to help and to
host families. Our Youth movement visited firefighters in the field, bringing
with them food and refreshment, and helping them to celebrate (as much as
possible) the Chanukah holiday. The Moriah community in Haifa hosted students
from abroad who were evacuated and collected and purchased clothes for the
children of the destroyed youth village of Yemin Moshe. We're now evaluating how
we can help in the reconstruction efforts, through volunteering or financial
aid, to return the Carmel its color and communities.
Ahavat Israel For
Needy: Housing evacuees, food and drink distribution,
transport, provision of toiletries and basic items. Distributed food baskets
tonight, Sunday, December 5, thanks to your donations.
Our Haifa branch has been providing telephone support to affect centers. We
continue to provide aid to local municipalities.
Yad Beyad Lod: On
Thursday night we sent the organization's truck full of supplies, and
our volunteers distributing hundreds of blankets in the youth center in Tirat
Carmel, Nir Etzion, and Merkaz Merav.
SPCA Haifa: Right
now we have enough volunteers willing to help care for injured animals. But we
are in need of dried food. In our offices we're housing 200 dogs and cats, and
our daily consumation is 80 KG of food. Contact: 04-8729696,
Rishon Loves Animals:
Our volunteers were in the region since Thursday, caring for affected
animals and distributing food. After consulting with local organizations, we
concluded that additional aid on our part isn't necessary, and returned to our
region to continue our local operations.
Elmisk: Providing aid to
the Ousfia community. Contact 052-2702685
Let the Animals
Live: Since Thursday we've been distributing food to local
abandoned animals in Yemin Moshe, Beit Oren, Nir Etzion, and Ein Hod. We
have also rescued burned animals from Yemin Moshe.
Natan: Natan is currently on the ground, organizing local
volunteers. We have begun to provide psycho-social care to displaced families
and to firefighters, and are helping to organize local communities. Fresh back
from Haiti, we have been distributing equipment as needed to rescue
Let the Animals Live
Haifa: Currently evacuating animals from the affected regions.
Already evacuated animals from the Ein Hod region.
Has been continuously providing aid to firefighters. Now is in need of
restocking its Northern district with Burn Treatment Kits, Oxygen Tanks with
regulator, filter masks, and medic response kits.
The National Association of
GLBT in Israel: Hosting evacuated families and
recruiting volunteers to host additional families.
NATAL: Opened a
trauma hotline for victims and affected families, and crews are currently
operating in the region, providing trauma relief. Our focus in on aiding the
families of the prison guards killed on Friday.
Yad Yechezkel Jerusalem:
Distributing food-cards to allow affected families to purchase groceries in
Institutions: Distributing food to affected families.
For questions, please contact IsraelGives by email
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