Give Oxygen, Give Life

Keep Israel alive and breathing. Help us ensure we can administer oxygen to all those who need it.

Temple Beth Torah's Campaign

Join us in raising funds and awareness for United Hatzalah of Israel. We are doing this in celebration of Israel's Independence Day

Any donation of a full oxygen tank, $360, will receive a special dedication text on the tank itself.

Thank you Rabbi Erica and United Hatzalah Chairman Mark Gerson for the generous support of the matching grant initiative.

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Providing oxygen is one of the most essential roles of a medical first responder. It is often the first treatment administered at the scene of an emergency and can literally mean the difference between life and death.
  • Permanent brain damage from lack of oxygen starts between 4-6 minutes
  • Every increasing minute decreases the chances of survival
  • Average ambulance response time is 10 minutes and oxygen administration at this stage is too late
  • On average, our 6,000 United Hatzalah medics arrive at a scene in 3 minutes (and in metropolitan cities, 90 seconds)
  • By donating oxygen tanks to United Hatzalah you are partnering with our volunteer medics treating Covid-19 patients.
Help us to ensure we can keep giving Israelis the breath of life. Together, we can infuse our medics with the most essential aspect of lifesaving.
Learn more about this urgent need under the “About the Campaign” tab below.

Thank you for partnering with United Hatzalah of Israel.

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Donors

David and Ellen Wasserman

In support of Israel and United Hatzalah through our synagogue Temple Beth Torah in Melville, New York. David and Ellen Wasserman via The Jade Foundation

1 year ago

$10,200.00

Stan and Ruth Broitman

1 year ago

$102.50

Marvin and Judi Milich

1 year ago

$180.00

Anonymous

1 year ago

$100.00

Jill and Bruce Silber

Sending prayers and well wishes to the people of Israel. We appreciate the work your organization is doing to help.

1 year ago

$153.75

Jay & June NUSSBAUM

1 year ago

$15.37

Marge and Bob Rubin

1 year ago

$184.50

Karen & Harvey Fallis

1 year ago

$36.00

Caryn & Neil Parsoff

1 year ago

$184.50

Terry and Lisa Lashin

1 year ago

$500.00

Mark Epstein

Donated by Mark Epstein and Amy MIlls and family.

1 year ago

$369.00

Suellen Sommer

1 year ago

$102.50

David Joshua Berg Religious School

1 year ago

$720.00

Temple Beth Torah Early Learning Center

1 year ago

$360.00

Amanda Debel

1 year ago

$20.00

Dawn Rosati

1 year ago

$180.00

Richard Nussbaum

Thank you for all you do!!!

1 year ago

$36.00

Jeffrey& Diane Schuman

Keep up the good work!

1 year ago

$360.00

Saralee Rosenberg

1 year ago

$205.00

Myron Mallen

1 year ago

$36.00

Eileen Der Aris

1 year ago

$180.00

Bert Rudofsky

1 year ago

$184.50

Shelley Stoltz

Supporting Israel - always. Thank you for your matching gift! Shelley & Marc Stoltz

1 year ago

$180.00

Debra E Blaine, MD

May G-d bless Israel לדר ודור

1 year ago

$102.50

Joanne Sabato

Many blessings

1 year ago

$184.50

Steven Barkan

Please use this tank to save precious lives

1 year ago

$369.00

Lori and Jeff Baker

1 year ago

$369.00

Michael Vela

Thank you and God Bless America and Israel

1 year ago

$369.00

Jeffrey & Debbie Putterman

Thank- You for The Double Match. We are here to support Israel during this critical time .

1 year ago

$360.00

Joni and David Spielberg

My you no longer have to hear sirens and spend nights in safe rooms! Be safe!

1 year ago

$36.90

Albert Landau

1 year ago

$72.00

Roman Liberman

1 year ago

$360.00

AMY KREIT

To Life.

1 year ago

$36.90

Chris Siegel

Great cause!

1 year ago

$25.62

Jane and Eliot Lebenhart

1 year ago

$360.00

Mitchell Reiffman

In Loving Memory of Roselyn Reiffman

1 year ago

$184.50

Adam abs Brenda Elberg

1 year ago

$184.50

Beth Silverman

1 year ago

$72.00

Richard and Judith Faber

1 year ago

$360.00

Marvin and Judi Milich

1 year ago

$180.00

Aric Dnnerman

Thank You for your match!

1 year ago

$184.50

Ron Gottlieb

1 year ago

$180.00

Erica LaChant

1 year ago

$73.80

Rochelle Gerstman

Be safe!! We stand with Israel.

1 year ago

$36.00

Ronald Jasser

With support and strength

1 year ago

$50.00

Vanessa Newman

I feel the need to donate more from my recent donation to further help support Israel

1 year ago

$51.25

Edward Ivy Firouztale

May Hashem protect Israel and bless you all.

1 year ago

$369.00

Michelle Tuchinsky

1 year ago

$100.00

Stacey Udell

In loving memory of my dad, Paul Meyrowitz, who relied on oxygen to sustain him towards the end of his life. May this gift be added to TBT's efforts helping others who need life-saving medical support.

1 year ago

$73.80

Brian Goldstein

1 year ago

$50.00

Janie & Mark Pollack

1 year ago

$1,107.00

Phil & Denise Sherman

1 year ago

$120.00

Marla & Brad Dubler

1 year ago

$378.22

Linda Warshaw

1 year ago

$360.00

Anonymous

1 year ago

$36.90

Linda Strickler

We support you and want you to be prepared for all emergencies.

1 year ago

$180.00

Michele Dichter

Sending Prayers for the safety of Israel.

1 year ago

$102.50

Joel Rabine

1 year ago

$360.00

Sheryl and David Haber

1 year ago

$360.00

Richard and Judy Berg

1 year ago

$360.00

Diane Lieberman

1 year ago

$50.00

Joyce and Russel Tisman

1 year ago

$36.00

Marnie & Kevin Gershowitz

Happy to support such a good cause- to life L'Chaim!

1 year ago

$184.50

Robert Weissman

1 year ago

$180.00

Fran Teicher

I am a member of temple Beth Torah, Melville NY Good luck to you.

1 year ago

$25.00

Lynda Arnberg

With love from the Arnberg Family

1 year ago

$360.00

Ivy Greenberg Greenberg

1 year ago

$36.00

Barbara Kopman

1 year ago

$73.80

scott alson

1 year ago

$180.00

Steve Kowarsky

1 year ago

$73.80

Suellen Sommer

1 year ago

$102.50

Joan Kowarsky

1 year ago

$51.25

Myrna and Charlie Holzberg

in support of our Israeli brothers and sisters

1 year ago

$369.00

Susan Bloomfield

1 year ago

$102.50

Leslie Tolep

So that what is happening in India, won't happen here!

1 year ago

$50.00

Eileen Der Aris

1 year ago

$36.90

Ira Cohen

Thinking of the people in Israel so they can breathe easily! Sandy and Ira Cohen

1 year ago

$184.50

Arthur Wasserspring

1 year ago

$102.50

Daniel Mishkin

1 year ago

$72.00

Debbie Fratello

In memory of Liam Norris

1 year ago

$36.00

Marge and Steve Goldin

1 year ago

$360.00

Ronnie-and-David Pinkowitz

Thank you TBT for raising money for United Hatzalah's worthy cause. -- Ronnie and David Pinkowitz

1 year ago

$369.00

Wendy & Elliot Gershowitz

Thank you!

1 year ago

$102.50

Jerry Frank

1 year ago

$36.90

Debra Fishbein

1 year ago

$100.00

Maggie Farkas

1 year ago

$25.00

Karen Fallis

You are doing life-saving work!

1 year ago

$36.00

Brian and Janna DeMaso

1 year ago

$51.25

Annette Kurland

1 year ago

$102.50

David Blansky

1 year ago

$36.90

Ed and Ivy Firouztale

Wishing you Peace and Success. Thank you for all you do. My Hashem bless you all and all of Israel.

1 year ago

$180.00

Felice and Bob Gordon

1 year ago

$18.45

Cathy Raphaelson

1 year ago

$100.00

Lauren Gidseg

1 year ago

$73.80

Sara Bobkin

1 year ago

$73.80

Mark Kleinman

Our love is with you and we are grateful for the life saving work that you do. Lisa and Mark Kleinman Temple Beth Torah Melville

1 year ago

$180.00

Robyn Weiner

1 year ago

$50.00

Susan & Marc Harvey

sending blessings to all those you help.

1 year ago

$73.80

Richard and Judy Berg

1 year ago

$360.00

Ellen Aronson and Larry Feiner

In honor of our wonderful grandchildren!

1 year ago

$360.00

FACTS ABOUT OXYGEN TANKS AND THIS EMERGENCY CAMPAIGN:

How often is oxygen used?

Our 6,000 medics respond to 1,800 emergencies throughout Israel every day. In 2019 oxygen was administered on 70% of calls relating to breathing and cardiac-related emergencies.


What is the need at this time?

In 2019, United Hatzalah filled 6 million liters of empty oxygen tanks, at a cost of $280,000. Additionally, United Hatzalah needs to replace approximately 2,000 oxygen tanks urgently, due to new regulations made by the Ministry of Health. These tanks must be removed immediately from volunteers’ medical bags and urgently need to be replaced. As oxygen is the “bread and butter” of lifesaving, it is vital that this happens immediately.


What additional equipment is purchased with an oxygen tank?

Physically, each oxygen tank contains an oxygen cylinder, a regulator with a pressure gauge with a functioning flow meter, a delivery device such as a resuscitation mask, and a disposable mask. In addition, your purchase contributes towards the training of our medics to safely administer oxygen. The use of an oxygen tank may seem simple but there are many safety issues that need careful training before one becomes a medic.


When does one need to administer oxygen?

The air a person normally breathes contains approximately 21% oxygen. When a patient is getting less oxygen than required for an extended period they are described as having hypoxia. This is when oxygen needs to be administered. In distress, a patient’s oxygen supply may be compromised. With each passing minute, limited oxygen means potential severe damage.


What are the signs and symptoms of hypoxia?

These include increased breathing and heart rate, shortness of breath, low oxygenation, changes in the level of consciousness, restlessness, cyanosis (bluish color on lips and nailbeds), or chest pain.

Saving Time. Saving Lives.

Founded in 2006, United Hatzalah has grown to become the largest independent, non-profit, nationally recognized and fully-volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization in Israel, responding to over 1,800 emergency calls a day. United Hatzalah's 6,000 medics, paramedics, and doctors create a web of emergency first responders, each connected to a GPS-based dispatch system which, together with our innovative transportation solutions, provides lifesaving aid faster than any other EMS organization in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

United Hatzalah has democratized access to emergency medical services by providing its services free of charge and has improved victim outcomes by getting first responders to the scene of an emergency three times faster than an ambulance. Our volunteers, spotted at every medical emergency, have been dubbed 'Angels in Orange' after their trademark orange vests.

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