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

Stan and Ruth Broitman

16 hours ago

$102.50

Marvin and Judi Milich

1 week ago

$180.00

Anonymous

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago

$153.75

Jay & June NUSSBAUM

2 weeks ago

$15.37

Marge and Bob Rubin

2 weeks ago

$184.50

Karen & Harvey Fallis

2 weeks ago

$36.00

Caryn & Neil Parsoff

2 weeks ago

$184.50

Terry and Lisa Lashin

2 weeks ago

$500.00

Mark Epstein

Donated by Mark Epstein and Amy MIlls and family.

2 weeks ago

$369.00

Suellen Sommer

2 weeks ago

$102.50

David Joshua Berg Religious School

2 weeks ago

$720.00

Temple Beth Torah Early Learning Center

2 weeks ago

$360.00

Amanda Debel

2 weeks ago

$20.00

Dawn Rosati

2 weeks ago

$180.00

Richard Nussbaum

Thank you for all you do!!!

3 weeks ago

$36.00

Jeffrey& Diane Schuman

Keep up the good work!

3 weeks ago

$360.00

Saralee Rosenberg

3 weeks ago

$205.00

Myron Mallen

3 weeks ago

$36.00

Eileen Der Aris

3 weeks ago

$180.00

Bert Rudofsky

3 weeks ago

$184.50

Shelley Stoltz

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

3 weeks ago

$180.00

Debra E Blaine, MD

May G-d bless Israel לדר ודור

3 weeks ago

$102.50

Joanne Sabato

Many blessings

3 weeks ago

$184.50

Steven Barkan

Please use this tank to save precious lives

3 weeks ago

$369.00

Lori and Jeff Baker

3 weeks ago

$369.00

Michael Vela

Thank you and God Bless America and Israel

3 weeks ago

$369.00

Jeffrey & Debbie Putterman

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

3 weeks ago

$360.00

Joni and David Spielberg

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

3 weeks ago

$36.90

Albert Landau

3 weeks ago

$72.00

Roman Liberman

3 weeks ago

$360.00

AMY KREIT

To Life.

3 weeks ago

$36.90

Chris Siegel

Great cause!

3 weeks ago

$25.62

Jane and Eliot Lebenhart

3 weeks ago

$360.00

Mitchell Reiffman

In Loving Memory of Roselyn Reiffman

3 weeks ago

$184.50

Adam abs Brenda Elberg

3 weeks ago

$184.50

Beth Silverman

3 weeks ago

$72.00

Richard and Judith Faber

4 weeks ago

$360.00

Marvin and Judi Milich

4 weeks ago

$180.00

Aric Dnnerman

Thank You for your match!

4 weeks ago

$184.50

Ron Gottlieb

4 weeks ago

$180.00

Erica LaChant

4 weeks ago

$73.80

Rochelle Gerstman

Be safe!! We stand with Israel.

4 weeks ago

$36.00

Ronald Jasser

With support and strength

4 weeks ago

$50.00

Vanessa Newman

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

4 weeks ago

$51.25

Edward Ivy Firouztale

May Hashem protect Israel and bless you all.

1 month ago

$369.00

Michelle Tuchinsky

1 month 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 month ago

$73.80

Brian Goldstein

1 month ago

$50.00

Janie & Mark Pollack

1 month ago

$1,107.00

Phil & Denise Sherman

1 month ago

$120.00

Marla & Brad Dubler

1 month ago

$378.22

Linda Warshaw

1 month ago

$360.00

Anonymous

1 month ago

$36.90

Linda Strickler

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

1 month ago

$180.00

Michele Dichter

Sending Prayers for the safety of Israel.

1 month ago

$102.50

Joel Rabine

1 month ago

$360.00

Sheryl and David Haber

1 month ago

$360.00

Richard and Judy Berg

1 month ago

$360.00

Diane Lieberman

1 month ago

$50.00

Joyce and Russel Tisman

1 month ago

$36.00

Marnie & Kevin Gershowitz

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

1 month ago

$184.50

Robert Weissman

1 month ago

$180.00

Fran Teicher

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

1 month ago

$25.00

Lynda Arnberg

With love from the Arnberg Family

1 month ago

$360.00

Ivy Greenberg Greenberg

1 month ago

$36.00

Barbara Kopman

1 month ago

$73.80

scott alson

1 month ago

$180.00

Steve Kowarsky

1 month ago

$73.80

Suellen Sommer

1 month ago

$102.50

Joan Kowarsky

1 month ago

$51.25

Myrna and Charlie Holzberg

in support of our Israeli brothers and sisters

1 month ago

$369.00

Susan Bloomfield

1 month ago

$102.50

Leslie Tolep

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

1 month ago

$50.00

Eileen Der Aris

1 month ago

$36.90

Ira Cohen

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

1 month ago

$184.50

Arthur Wasserspring

1 month ago

$102.50

Daniel Mishkin

1 month ago

$72.00

Debbie Fratello

In memory of Liam Norris

1 month ago

$36.00

Marge and Steve Goldin

1 month ago

$360.00

Ronnie-and-David Pinkowitz

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

1 month ago

$369.00

Wendy & Elliot Gershowitz

Thank you!

1 month ago

$102.50

Jerry Frank

1 month ago

$36.90

Debra Fishbein

1 month ago

$100.00

Maggie Farkas

1 month ago

$25.00

Karen Fallis

You are doing life-saving work!

1 month ago

$36.00

Brian and Janna DeMaso

1 month ago

$51.25

Annette Kurland

1 month ago

$102.50

David Blansky

1 month 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 month ago

$180.00

Felice and Bob Gordon

1 month ago

$18.45

Cathy Raphaelson

1 month ago

$100.00

Lauren Gidseg

1 month ago

$73.80

Sara Bobkin

1 month 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 month ago

$180.00

Robyn Weiner

1 month ago

$50.00

Susan & Marc Harvey

sending blessings to all those you help.

1 month ago

$73.80

Richard and Judy Berg

1 month ago

$360.00

Ellen Aronson and Larry Feiner

In honor of our wonderful grandchildren!

1 month ago

$360.00

David JURMAN

1 month ago

$180.00

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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