The following in quotations was written by our partner Ludmilla with Beit Hallel Congregation
“Over the last year we have seen a significant increase in the flow of immigration to our city of Ashdod.
Consequently there have been many more requests of assistance and help, so we have increased the frequency of our humanitarian projects, as well as significantly raised the resources dedicated to helping the poor.
We run a distribution center that works daily to provide people with clothes and food packets. We also conduct special projects 6 times a year giving out essential products to help many immigrants in their first months in Israel. Blankets, heaters, fans, kitchen supplies, school backpacks for kids, as well as gift cards for school supplies are all an enormous help to many families.
Every Jewish holiday we also organize special concerts and celebrations with gifts and dinners for new immigrants that get to celebrate true Jewish festivals for the first time.
Our humanitarian work has grown by 50% in the past year. Currently we assist in feeding 1,200 families on a monthly basis.”
We at CBN Israel are providing Beit Hallel Congregation with food vouchers to help bless these new immigrants as well as the Holocaust Survivors they serve in Ashdod. Here is one new immigrant’s story.
“Sofa, a single mother from Ukraine, came to Israel only a few weeks ago. She shared a little about her life back in her home city of Gorlovka where war is unceasing. The windows in her home were without glass, so she covered them up with plywood and blankets. She and her daughter were freezing in the icy, winter temperatures and they were starving from the lack of food and work due to the war. When Sofa and her daughter first arrived in Israel to the city of Ashdod, they came with almost nothing. They were so grateful to have such a reception from the staff of Beit Hillel. When she was told that she would be able to receive food once a month, she sobbed and could not believe what she had left and the help she was getting free of charge.”
Would you consider joining us in blessing these new Israeli immigrants with food vouchers by giving a donation to CBN Israel today? Thank you for your support and prayers.
God bless you!