The Miles S Nadal Family Square
Renowned International Philanthropist Miles S Nadal and his Family, who previously donated 10 ambucycles to Israel’s national volunteer EMS organization United Hatzalah, has now donated the new Miles S Nadal Family Square outside the organization’s Jerusalem headquarters. The organization uses the Beautiful Garden for all of its vehicle dedications that take place in Jerusalem.
Mr. Nadal is a Toronto native who resides in The Bahamas. He was born in 1958 to a family of modest means and is now a renown International Entrepreneur, Industrialist, and Philanthropist.
The economic disparity that his parents strove to minimize was the backdrop of Miles’ childhood. As he watched his parents work tirelessly to provide for his brother and himself, Miles’ lifelong admiration of strong work ethics and ambitious determination was born, and his support for those needing an opportunity to build their dreams remains his guiding principle in business to this day. His favorite quote is,
“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” – Forest E. Whitcraft
Having met Eli Beer and seeing the zeal of the man who founded and runs Israel’s largest all-volunteer EMS organization, Nadal heard about and recognized the need to expedite emergency services to those in need. It is for this reason that Nadal donated to the furthering of United Hatzalah’s ambucycle unit. Since their inception, the use of ambucycles for first response has proven to be a critical link in the emergency chain of survival, allowing rescue personnel immediate access to the scene or home of a patient.
The success of the ambucycle unit is proven in the numbers, with response time averaging 90 seconds as drivers can avoid traffic, road closures and parking limitations. A volunteer with an ambucycle receives 40 calls a month and on average saves 120 lives a year. The Miles Nadal fleet of ambucycles is saving on average 1,120 lives a year.
“Once I told Miles about the new building initiative that we have taking place at our headquarters in Jerusalem, he very much wanted to be a part of it,” said Eli Beer. “Miles is one of the most incredible and Generous supporters of Israel that I have had the pleasure to meet. His efforts to support life-saving and educational work across Israel inspires many people to follow in his footsteps. I am very proud to have such a good relationship and friendship with him and his family. We are thankful that he is such a strong supporter of the work that United Hatzalah does for the people of Israel.”
Miles Nadal commented “ from the first time I met Eli, and I saw the extraordinary work of United Hatzalah and the remarkable volunteers, I was overwhelmed by the importance of this incredible organization and its impact on all communities that they serve. My family and I felt honored and privileged to be able to commit our time, talent and treasure to help foster the further growth and prosperity of their life-saving efforts .”
Nadal and his family have donated to numerous other philanthropic initiatives both in Israel , United States and in Canada which include: The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Center in Toronto Canada, MNJCC, the large-scale sustainable development and renewal project at Israel’s Ayalon Canada Park, the Miles S. Nadal Institute for Technological Entrepreneurship in Tel Aviv University, the Miles and Kelly Nadal and Family Laboratory for Research in Molecular Genetics Weizmann Institue of Science, the UJA Walk With Israel in Toronto Canada, and the Miles S. Nadal and Family Wall in Yad Vashem, and Duvdevan, the special operations unit of the IDF .