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Federation launches emergency fund


As Israel is entering the second week of constant barrage by rockets and missiles, the emotional and physical toll on the Israelis, especially the children and the elderly, is rising. Approximately 37,000 children live within 25 miles of Gaza. Today, many more thousands of children are impacted as other areas of the country have come under attack. With only 15 seconds to get to safety, families must keep close to their bomb shelters. Three hundred children suffering from severe PTSD syndrome have already been identified as victims of terror. We must help them.

The Jewish Federations of North America has launched a $13.2 million emergency campaign to support Israeli children and families who have been affected by the war. A gift of $125 will provide a day of relief for a child living in the zone of fire with a trip to a safer area of the country. Includes day camps and special activities. Knowing that their children can get a break from the stress and boredom of daily life in the shelters will be a relief for the whole family. A gift of $1,000 will help a family in Sderot whose home has been destroyed and who had to be evacuated to a hotel. Help Israeli children and families now. Donate to the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando. Donate online at http://www.JFGO.org, by phone at 407-645-5933 or Mail your gift to: JFGO Israel Emergency Fund 851 N. Maitland Avenue, Maitland FL 32751. 100 percent of your donation will go directly to relief efforts in Israel.


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