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.

129
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

2 months ago

$10,200.00

Stan and Ruth Broitman

3 months ago

$102.50

Marvin and Judi Milich

3 months ago

$180.00

Anonymous

3 months 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.

3 months ago

$153.75

Jay & June NUSSBAUM

3 months ago

$15.37

Marge and Bob Rubin

3 months ago

$184.50

Karen & Harvey Fallis

3 months ago

$36.00

Caryn & Neil Parsoff

3 months ago

$184.50

Terry and Lisa Lashin

3 months ago

$500.00

Mark Epstein

Donated by Mark Epstein and Amy MIlls and family.

3 months ago

$369.00

Suellen Sommer

3 months ago

$102.50

David Joshua Berg Religious School

3 months ago

$720.00

Temple Beth Torah Early Learning Center

3 months ago

$360.00

Amanda Debel

3 months ago

$20.00

Dawn Rosati

3 months ago

$180.00

Richard Nussbaum

Thank you for all you do!!!

3 months ago

$36.00

Jeffrey& Diane Schuman

Keep up the good work!

3 months ago

$360.00

Saralee Rosenberg

3 months ago

$205.00

Myron Mallen

4 months ago

$36.00

Eileen Der Aris

4 months ago

$180.00

Bert Rudofsky

4 months ago

$184.50

Shelley Stoltz

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

4 months ago

$180.00

Debra E Blaine, MD

May G-d bless Israel לדר ודור

4 months ago

$102.50

Joanne Sabato

Many blessings

4 months ago

$184.50

Steven Barkan

Please use this tank to save precious lives

4 months ago

$369.00

Lori and Jeff Baker

4 months ago

$369.00

Michael Vela

Thank you and God Bless America and Israel

4 months ago

$369.00

Jeffrey & Debbie Putterman

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

4 months ago

$360.00

Joni and David Spielberg

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

4 months ago

$36.90

Albert Landau

4 months ago

$72.00

Roman Liberman

4 months ago

$360.00

AMY KREIT

To Life.

4 months ago

$36.90

Chris Siegel

Great cause!

4 months ago

$25.62

Jane and Eliot Lebenhart

4 months ago

$360.00

Mitchell Reiffman

In Loving Memory of Roselyn Reiffman

4 months ago

$184.50

Adam abs Brenda Elberg

4 months ago

$184.50

Beth Silverman

4 months ago

$72.00

Richard and Judith Faber

4 months ago

$360.00

Marvin and Judi Milich

4 months ago

$180.00

Aric Dnnerman

Thank You for your match!

4 months ago

$184.50

Ron Gottlieb

4 months ago

$180.00

Erica LaChant

4 months ago

$73.80

Rochelle Gerstman

Be safe!! We stand with Israel.

4 months ago

$36.00

Ronald Jasser

With support and strength

4 months ago

$50.00

Vanessa Newman

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

4 months ago

$51.25

Edward Ivy Firouztale

May Hashem protect Israel and bless you all.

4 months ago

$369.00

Michelle Tuchinsky

4 months 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.

4 months ago

$73.80

Brian Goldstein

4 months ago

$50.00

Janie & Mark Pollack

4 months ago

$1,107.00

Phil & Denise Sherman

4 months ago

$120.00

Marla & Brad Dubler

4 months ago

$378.22

Linda Warshaw

4 months ago

$360.00

Anonymous

4 months ago

$36.90

Linda Strickler

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

4 months ago

$180.00

Michele Dichter

Sending Prayers for the safety of Israel.

4 months ago

$102.50

Joel Rabine

4 months ago

$360.00

Sheryl and David Haber

4 months ago

$360.00

Richard and Judy Berg

4 months ago

$360.00

Diane Lieberman

4 months ago

$50.00

Joyce and Russel Tisman

4 months ago

$36.00

Marnie & Kevin Gershowitz

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

4 months ago

$184.50

Robert Weissman

4 months ago

$180.00

Fran Teicher

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

4 months ago

$25.00

Lynda Arnberg

With love from the Arnberg Family

4 months ago

$360.00

Ivy Greenberg Greenberg

4 months ago

$36.00

Barbara Kopman

4 months ago

$73.80

scott alson

4 months ago

$180.00

Steve Kowarsky

4 months ago

$73.80

Suellen Sommer

4 months ago

$102.50

Joan Kowarsky

4 months ago

$51.25

Myrna and Charlie Holzberg

in support of our Israeli brothers and sisters

4 months ago

$369.00

Susan Bloomfield

4 months ago

$102.50

Leslie Tolep

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

4 months ago

$50.00

Eileen Der Aris

4 months ago

$36.90

Ira Cohen

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

4 months ago

$184.50

Arthur Wasserspring

4 months ago

$102.50

Daniel Mishkin

4 months ago

$72.00

Debbie Fratello

In memory of Liam Norris

4 months ago

$36.00

Marge and Steve Goldin

4 months ago

$360.00

Ronnie-and-David Pinkowitz

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

4 months ago

$369.00

Wendy & Elliot Gershowitz

Thank you!

4 months ago

$102.50

Jerry Frank

4 months ago

$36.90

Debra Fishbein

4 months ago

$100.00

Maggie Farkas

4 months ago

$25.00

Karen Fallis

You are doing life-saving work!

5 months ago

$36.00

Brian and Janna DeMaso

5 months ago

$51.25

Annette Kurland

5 months ago

$102.50

David Blansky

5 months 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.

5 months ago

$180.00

Felice and Bob Gordon

5 months ago

$18.45

Cathy Raphaelson

5 months ago

$100.00

Lauren Gidseg

5 months ago

$73.80

Sara Bobkin

5 months 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

5 months ago

$180.00

Robyn Weiner

5 months ago

$50.00

Susan & Marc Harvey

sending blessings to all those you help.

5 months ago

$73.80

Richard and Judy Berg

5 months ago

$360.00

Ellen Aronson and Larry Feiner

In honor of our wonderful grandchildren!

5 months 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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