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Seizing The Opportunity To Help A Blind and Homebound Senior Citizen

On Sunday around 3:00 p.m., Yehuda Amitay and Meir Vaanunu were transferring elderly patients to receive their Covid-19 vaccines in Jerusalem. When they arrived at the home of the next person they were supposed to transfer, a man in his … Continue reading

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National Project For Vaccinating All Holocaust Survivors in Israel Opens

On Sunday morning, the Claims Conference initiated a new project in partnership with United Hatzalah that will orchestrate a national operation with the goal of making sure that all 20,000 homebound Holocaust survivors living in Israel are able to go … Continue reading

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No One Gets Left Behind

With more than a quarter of its citizens fully vaccinated, and nearly half of the country having received their first vaccination, Israel is currently leading the world in the race to vaccinate its entire population.    United Hatzalah volunteers, from … Continue reading

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Returning A Life That Was Lost

On Friday afternoon, a 73-year-old Ramla resident with severe chronic medical issues sat down for lunch when he unexpectedly began choking. An alarmed family member called United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center. Volunteer EMT Eveyasaf Shiri was on his way … Continue reading

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Ambulances Transport Elderly To Receive Their Vaccinations

Answering a need faced by many elderly or disabled persons who are without cars, and for whom the use of public transportation can be difficult, United Hatzalah has begun working with various cities and regional councils throughout Israel to transport … Continue reading

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Keeping The Elderly Warm In Midst Of Corona Winter

Due to the winter cold and the countrywide lockdown restrictions becoming tightened and more severe, United Hatzalah along with the International Federation of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), took it upon themselves to give out blankets and food stamps to the … Continue reading

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Community Volunteers Cooperate to Transport Elderly and Disabled to their Vaccinations During Lockdown

United Hatzalah has partnered with the group Yad Beyad for the Development of Mevaseret Zion, a non-profit, in a new project transporting people over 60 and the disabled who qualify to receive the Coronavirus vaccine, in cases when their access … Continue reading

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Caring For The Elderly on Chanukah

Over the course of the Chanukah holiday, United Hatzalah’s Ten Kavod (giving honor) project teamed up with the Ner Levi non-profit and the municipality of Beit Shemesh and distributed winter packages containing blankets and warm clothing to senior citizens in … Continue reading

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Dealing With The Aftermath Of An Emergency

On Wednesday morning just after 3:00 a.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Hanoch Re’em, a resident of Jerusalem’s Neve Yaakov neighborhood, was returning home from a night shift when he heard his communications device buzzing. A medical emergency had occurred a … Continue reading

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Helping Others: The Satisfaction Of A Mother, Teacher, And Her Son

By: Deena Horenstein United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Osnat Reuven, willingly devoted her time over the past couple of months to provide humanitarian assistance on top of her regular EMS duties. Already by Purim, just at the beginning of the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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