Janna’s life is hard and lonely. Immigrating to Israel from Ukraine years ago, this elderly woman lives alone in a small apartment in Sderot—which is often bombarded with rocket attacks from Hamas-ruled Gaza. And she survives on a small pension that barely covers the basics.
Tragically, Janna was recently diagnosed with cancer, and is undergoing chemotherapy. She tries to stay positive for visitors, even after a difficult chemo session. But lately, the war in Ukraine has weighed heavily on her heart—especially hearing reports of violent attacks in Donetsk, where she was born and raised. The headlines are personal to her and add to her stress.
Plus, she lives with increasing financial worries. With her meager income, she has to make tough decisions about spending, and struggles to afford rent, electricity, groceries, and medicine—let alone unexpected expenses. And living in rundown, low-income housing, with a landlord that neglects upkeep, the cracks in her ceiling have led to water leaks and unsafe mold.
But thanks to friends like you, help arrived through CBN Israel, who saw her living conditions. Caring donors covered repair costs, including mold removal, patching cracks, and a fresh coat of paint. They also provided vouchers for nutritious food, medicine, and essentials. Janna was thrilled and no longer felt alone, saying, “Thank you so much for your love and kindness!”
And your gift to CBN Israel can help many in need across Israel know they are not alone, by offering them food, housing, financial aid, and more. With so many crisis situations in the Holy Land, your support can give hope and help to Holocaust survivors, refugees, and single moms. Please join us in blessing others today!