Yad Eliezer, the Israeli charity at the forefront of poverty relief,
is leading the fight to save families from the economic fallout of the Covid 19 crisis.
The Corona pandemic continues to take its terrible toll on families worldwide, putting the health of their loved ones in great danger. We pray that the ill should have a refuah shleima - a swift and complete recovery!
Here in Israel, with close to 1 million citizens jobless, this crisis is also creating another kind of danger for countless families: the rapid slide into inescapable poverty.
But Yad Eliezer is leading the fight to prevent that from happening, through our Corona Relief Campaign.
We’re bringing support to populations suffering from poverty, pre-Corona: two parent homes and single mothers (including grushos, agunos and almanos) already struggling to provide basics like food and clothing for their children, on minimum wage salaries (which are now reduced or gone) or low government stipends. Their situations have only worsened during this crisis.
We’re sending aid for “newly poor” families: those who until now, were able to just make it through the month. Ongoing parental unemployment and lack of resources are dealing them a crushing financial blow, throwing them into unfamiliar-and frightening-territory.
Other at-risk groups we’re reaching include families of needy IDF soldiers and struggling women who recently got small businesses off the ground (in hopes to better support themselves and their families), but those ventures are now defunct.
With limited unemployment benefits available for those eligible, and many not eligible at all, hard-hit families such as these have no one to turn to for help.
That’s why we are here. The Corona Relief Campaign is bringing them all assistance through monetary support, food aid, help with utilities or rent payments, stopping poor home environments from declining further, and keeping families at-risk afloat so they don't get trapped in the endless poverty cycle.
As always, we are fighting to help people live with dignity.
Slowly people were just starting to go back to work when the second wave of the epidemic hit. With the situation so precarious- numbers of ill at a high, another countrywide shut-down.... no one knows exactly what the next weeks will bring. What we do know is that growing numbers of families are really suffering from this crisis.
Your generous help has made an incredible difference the last few months! We've distributed over $3.5 million dollars to more than 8,900 families -
stabilizing their homes and enabling them to stay functional,
keeping them out of the danger zone of deep debt and saving them from collapse.
This life changing support has been crucial but the need is still urgent for countless additional families who remain without income.
Watch our newest video, to see what a difference you can make through this campaign!
Join us and take an active role in saving Israeli families!
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