This month, September, we will be celebrating the beginning of our fourteenth year here in Sderot. From our first day until today, we have faced attacks from Hamas terrorists in Gaza. We have been on the front lines for three wars and over 13,500 Kassam rocket attacks.
In those same thirteen years, we have given away close to one million dollars in humanitarian aid including food and clothing. We have paid medical bills, utility bills and prescription bills. We have helped with funeral and burial expenses. We have completed well over two hundred home repairs and 5 school extreme makeovers. We have supplied countless families with the funds they needed to celebrate the holidays here in Sderot. Without our help their dinner tables and holidays would have been bleak. We have helped to keep the lights on and prevented many evictions of families from happening.
None of this would have been possible without your love and support! From all of us at Hope For Sderot and all the families we have helped over the past thirteen years, we THANK YOU!
I wish we could say that our job here in Sderot is over, but unfortunately we can’t. By the looks of what is happening in the world, with all the unrest in many of our neighboring countries and in some cases their desire to see Israel wiped off the face of the earth, our work is far from over. Covid-19 has also taken its toll on the economy here and many are struggling to make ends meet. There are those who now have health issues that have caused them to lose their work. Shot or no shot, it is irrelevant, they need help and we will do our best to try to help where we can.
We have accomplished incredible things these past thirteen years… I say “we” because without YOU, none of it would have happened! At best, all we are is the delivery boy, the delivery boy of YOUR love and concern for the people of Sderot. All the “Thank You” I have heard, all the God bless you” I have heard………ALL belong to you!
We will remain on the front lines for as long as it takes and as long as you continue to make it possible for us to help. Words will NEVER be able to express my gratitude for your love and support over the past thirteen years. Going forward please, please, know I appreciate your love and support!