As the Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Israel worsens, United Hatzalah joined forces with Kiryat Ata city council to deliver food packages to those in need of financial assistance, people stuck in isolation and the elderly in the city. The organization joined together with social services in the city to deliver food to those in financial distress and the elderly who were not able to go shopping by themselves due to fears of contracting the Covid-19 disease.

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EMTs, as well as volunteers from the organization’s Ten Kavod project, delivered hundreds of food packages across the city. The organization ensured that all of the deliveries were done in ways that would not endanger those receiving the food packages as well as those giving them. Kiryat Ata’s social services department, as well as local community leaders, participated in the much-needed delivery for those in isolation who could not go shopping themselves. 

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United Hatzalah Regional Director Naftali Rotenberg spoke about the initiative which he himself participated in: “As always, the people of Israel stepped up to help each other out, especially in this trying time. Many people worked together to make this possible and United Hatzalah volunteers were among them. Wherever we are needed that is where we will be. Our volunteers will continue to help and assist the public in any way that is necessary.” 

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