“But the salvation of the righteous is of Hashem; He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.” Proverbs 37:39 (The Israel Bible™)
As the ZAKA organization marks nearly thirty years of life-saving, search and rescue missions in Israel and around the world, the first national fundraising day to salute the ZAKA volunteers will take place on December 15, 2016, with tributes broadcast throughout the day on Israel’s Channel Two.
The campaign offers supporters in Israel and around the world the opportunity to partner with ZAKA by adopting a ZAKA volunteer for $100 a month, providing all the essential equipment and resources needed and to assist in upgrading the emergency rescue and recovery systems. ZAKA, Israel’s life-saving, rescue and recovery volunteer force is a not-for-profit organization that works with no financial reward and minimal government support, 24/7, throughout Israel and around the world in times of emergency and routine.
The organization today has over 3,000 volunteers in Israel and another 600 highly-trained volunteers in over 20 countries around the world, all ready and equipped to provide a swift response, 24/7, to any terror attack, accident, or mass casualty incident.
On December 15, 2016, tributes to the ZAKA volunteers will be broadcast throughout the day and into the evening on Israel’s Channel Two. Among those saluting the ZAKA volunteers are government leaders, artists and writers, leading figures in the business world and others from around the world. They will salute the work of the ZAKA volunteers who come together from all sectors in Israeli society – Jews and Arabs, religious and secular, men and women – and devote their lives to helping others in need, regardless of religion or ethnicity.
ZAKA Chairman and Founder Yehuda Meshi-Zahav: “An entire encyclopedia would not suffice to sum up the scope, depth and breadth of ZAKA’s activities in Israel and around the world. I have no doubt that it is the dedication of the ZAKA volunteers that is the real power driving the organization. The volunteers are the heart and soul of ZAKA. I turn to each and every person in Israel – and our friends and supporters around the world – to adopt a volunteer this Thursday for the nominal sum of $100 or NIS 360 in order to ensure that they can continue to give of their heart and soul, to strengthen faith, to strengthen pride and to strengthen Israel.”