On Thursday morning, Mindy Levine, director of the Yankees Universe Fund and spouse of the New York Yankees baseball team’s President Randy Levine, visited United Hatzalah’s headquarters in Jerusalem as part of a solidarity trip to Israel in the aftermath of the horrors of October 7th. The goal of the visit was to announce the couple’s support for the EMS organization.

The visit occurred just two hours following the murderous terror attack at the entrance to Jerusalem a few hundred meters away from there. Levine met with the President and Founder of the organization, Eli Beer, as well as volunteers who arrived first at the scene to treat the wounded. During the meeting, Levine remarked, “We are in Jerusalem, in the middle of a war, just a few moments after a terror attack that just occurred, and you were first on the scene, and thankfully you saved lives again. Randy and I are so proud of the association we have with this organization. The number one priority of our visit to Israel was partnering with United Hatzalah because United Hatzalah saves lives. What means the most to us is that you save lives and respond to emergencies regardless of race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation. A life is a life, and United Hatzalah recognizes it. That is one of the many reasons why we support you. We salute you and all the work you’re doing.”

Levine received an overview of United Hatzalah’s lifesaving activities and met with volunteer EMTs from across the spectrum of Israel’s population: Jews, Muslims and Christians. She toured the organization’s state-of-the-art Command and Dispatch center. She witnessed how technology allows United Hatzalah to dispatch 7,000 volunteers to anyone in need of medical assistance with an average response time of less than three minutes.

The visit ended with Levine distributing baseball hats to the volunteers. The hats were made especially for this occasion and featured an Israeli flag, a United Hatzalah logo, and the logo of the New York Yankees, Randy Levine’s team.