NA'AMAT USA PROVIDES EMERGENCY FUNDS FOR "OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE"
Posted by Marjorie Moidel on 08/01/2014 @ 12:15 PM
NA'AMAT USA has sent more than $100,000 to its sister organization in Israel to support caregivers in its 233 Day Care Centers serving 18,000 children there, Elizabath Raider, National President, NA'AMAT USA, announced today.
"Our NA'AMAT day care centers are operational only if they have suitable "safe rooms', and the required number of caregivers to move the children within seconds," Raider said. "Additional resources are needed for more caregivers, equipment, supplies, upgrading the construction of safe rooms, and trauma counseling."
NA'AMAT day care centers located more than 40 kilometers from Gaza are open and functioning according to the Home Front Command instructions. A few days ago, a rocket fell approximately 300 meters from a NA'AMAT day care centers in Kfar Shalem, a neighborhood in Tel Aviv. Fortunately, all of the children were unhurt as they were in the safe room when it occurred.
In Yerucham, a developing town in the Negev, red alert sirens were heard several times at noon. Rockets fell all around the area. More than 70 children and babies in NA'AMAT day care centers were sleeping and caregivers had to wake them and take them into shelters.
Members and friends in the United States can contribute by sending a check to NA'AMAT USA, 21515 Vanowen St. Suite 102, Canoga Park, CA. 91303, visiting www.naamat.org/donate, or calling NA'AMAT's toll free number, 844-777-5222. In Miami, call 305-576-6213.
ABOUT NA'AMAT USA
NA'AMAT USA is an organization and a movement striving to enhance the quality of life for women, children and families in Israel, the U.S. and around the world. Originally named PIONEER WOMEN, it was founded as a sister movement to NA'AMAT Israel.
NA'AMAT women act locally, nationally and globally in 11 countries (Israel and 10 sister countries). We are united in belief and in action around issues ranging from religious pluralism to an improvement in the status of women at home and in the workplace, from child well-being to peace in the Middle East, from the ability of single parents and new immigrants to build a life for themselves to the end of domestic violence. We help women, and we help women help themselves.
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