GILA’S STORY AND A WAY TO HELP

TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE LIVES


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GILA’S STORY AND A WAY TO HELP
Gila *, age 19, and 24 fellow female soldiers were based along the Gaza/Israeli border, vigilantly protected the homeland. She knew by sight t every farmer, Gazan worker, and Be’eri kibbutznik who happened across her computer screen.
Everything changed on October 7th
As dawn broke, Hamas terrorists shouting “Allahu Akbar” infiltrated Kibbutz Be’eri and Gila’s base and launched a brutal, deadly attack.
For more than ten hours Gila lay amidst the carnage, hoping to be found. Finally, she heard people speaking Hebrew. Traumatized and fearful she kept still until she felt assured the rescuers were fellow Israelis, not terrorists returning to finish the slaughter
When the rampage stopped, 20 of Gila’s fellow soldiers and more than 100 civilians were kidnapped or dead.
Today, Gila is home and safe among her loving family-her parents, grandparents and two brothers. However, her suffering continues. Haunted by nightmares , and suffering depression and fear, she’s receiving psychiatric help and healing slowly.
Undeterred, Gila wishes to complete her military duty and hopes to attend Teacher Seminar in Tel Aviv to become a school teacher.
Safe at home in New York, Toby*, Gila’s grand aunt and fourth generation sabra, and her friend Marlene sadly watched the news unfold. “We felt heartbroken and helpless for Israel and its people” they said.
Thankful for Gila’s survival, they turned gratitude into action and decided to raise funds for United Hatzalah.

*Not their real names. Changed to protect their privacy and security on advice of the Israeli government.

Why choose United Hatzalah?

“Knowing that 1500 Hatzalah volunteer first responders dropped everything on October 7th, rushing into active combat zones, to give life-saving medical aid, sealed the deal. We and our friends can help save lives”, said Toby and Marlene.
Our goal is to raise at $16,600 to purchase lifesaving equipment for Hatzalah’s first responders. That include three complete medical kits (3 @ $5000) and two sets of bullet proof vests and helmets (2@$800)
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Help us buy:.
• Three complete medical kits—emergency defibrillator, oxygen tank, IV fluids, hemorrhage kits plus other essentials (3 @$5,000)
• Two sets of bulletproof vests and helmets for our first responders savings lives in the save lives in the midst of chaos (2@ $800)
Funds raised above the target will be used to purchase additional units.
Please us in saving lives and Honoring Gil and those who lost their lives on that fateful day.
• Names changed to protect privacy and security on advice of the Israeli government.

About United Hatzalah of Israel

United Hatzalah of Israel is the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Service organization that provides the fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. United Hatzalah’s service is available to all people regardless of race, religion, or national origin. United Hatzalah has more than 7,000 volunteers around the country, available around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With the help of our unique GPS technology and our iconic ambucycles, our average response time is less than 3 minutes across the country and 90 seconds in metropolitan areas. Our mission is to arrive at the scene of medical emergencies as soon as possible and provide the patient with professional and appropriate medical aid until an ambulance arrives, resulting in many more lives saved.


All donations made to a MyMitzvah campaign will be allocated toward the specific campaign goal, upon completion of said campaign. Donations to campaigns that do not reach their goals, will go toward the lifesaving activities of United Hatzalah.

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Thank you for setting up this fundraiser to support Israel's skilled and brave volunteer medics #Bringthemhomenow

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