Israeli NGO Yad Sarah ups emergency efforts

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Hostages released since the truce: Eitan Yahalomi with his mother and Emily Hand with her father
Hostages released since the truce: Eitan Yahalomi with his mother and Emily Hand with her father
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Israeli NGO Yad Sarah ups emergency efforts

Yad Sarah, Israel’s leading volunteer-staffed organization has rapidly expanded its operations.*

Its large-scale relief efforts are coordinated in collaboration with hospital administrations, the IDF, Israel Police, and population intake centers for evacuees.

To date it has:

  1. Supplied emergency aid to thousands of individuals wounded in the war

2. Provided medical and rehabilitation equipment for over 1,000 soldiers

3. Delivered over NIS 250,000 worth of medicines free of cost to individuals in the South

The wheelchair-accessible van (nechonit) unit evacuated nearly 100 residents of Southern Israel, including people with disabilities. Over 300 volunteer drivers working around the clock to deliver medical equipment and medicines as well as to transport the sick and elderly
Yad Sarah has expanded branch operating hours and activity, especially at those located in hospitals, to meet heightened requests for equipment loans, particularly crutches and wheelchairs.

It also opened three new forward-facing branches (Dead Sea, Bat Yam and Bnei Zion Hospital, Haifa) within days of the initial attacks on Israel.

Yad Sarah has an agreement with the IDF whereby soldiers can access any branch and receive equipment without the need for a deposit.

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