Today's Charity: Help Ohr Meir & Bracha to Provide Baskets of Food to Victims of Terror in Israel this Year

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  • Help to Provide Baskets of Food to Families of Terror Victims in Israel.

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The grief and pain of losing a loved one or enduring on-going extensive medical treatment can make it difficult for Victims of Terror to cope with the daily caretaking needs of their families. Others fall into acute financial crisis and do not have enough money to pay bills, buy food, or sponsor psychological counseling. Ohr Meir & Bracha - The Terror Victims Support Center seeks to aid these victims by offering vital services to help rebuild their lives. Your donation to Ohr Meir & Bracha will go towards providing food baskets to Terror Victims in Israel.

Every Thursday, in Jerusalem, volunteers help assemble hundreds of Shabbat food baskets for families laid low by terrorism. The baskets contain chicken, rice, fruit, vegetables and challot. Before a holiday the baskets will be overflowing with added ingredients to celebrate the holiday with dignity.

Terror attacks do more than just destroy buildings and cause physical injury; they cause individuals great psychological stress, and interfere with the long-term livelihood of families. Many workers lose their jobs because of extended absences from work as a result of their own and/or family members’ injuries, but often they do not qualify for unemployment subsidies. Others are “unrecognized” or what are known as "secondary victims": individuals traumatized by having witnessed an attack, or are relatives of victims; people whose lives have been inexorably altered because of the death or disability of a family member as a result of terror. The pressures on the family unit following a terror attack can strain relationships to the breaking point, and lead to divorce, depression, or chronic unemployment.

Ohr Meir & Bracha was founded in 2002 by Liora Tedgi, a mother of 10 who was injured in a car bomb attack in Jerusalem. Liora set up the organization to respond to the unmet, unrecognized needs of victims of terror and their families. Terror attacks destroy the lives not only of those who perish but also of those who survive. There are hundreds of victims of terror who “fall between the cracks” of the Israeli government’s aid initiatives. They do not receive help because their injuries are deemed insufficient to be recognized as medical disabilities, or because they are still in the process of being assessed for disability (which can take two or more years).

Ohr Meir & Bracha does not use lengthy evaluation processes. It does not have eligibility criteria other than verifying that the individual (through Bituach Leumi - Israel's National Insurance office) is a primary or secondary victim of terror. To start the family will immediately receive a food basket that first week.

Details

  • Unlimited donations.
  • No need to do anything else; donation will automatically be made to Our Way on your behalf.
  • Your email address will be provided to the organization to enable you to receive a tax receipt.

About Ohr Meir & Bracha - The Terror Victims Support Center

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Ohr Meir & Bracha - The Terror Victims Support Center
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Customer Support: (845) 270-8801
Website: http://www.terror-victims.org.il
Email: office@terror-victims.org.il