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Established by, Rabbi Elimelech Firer 

"... Since Ezra Lemarpeh's inception, Rav Firer has been investing great efforts on its development and growth, sparing himself nothing, helping tens of thousands in all fields of medical help, while activating an extended framework of volunteers..."

(From the Israel Prize - "rational") For all those who call on him for help, Rav Firer himself serves as a source of inspiration: He has unusual levels of energy, accompanied by patience, cheerfulness and serenity, which are essential conditions for working with the sick, the elderly and the needy, who more than anything else need.

Rav Firer is a model of loving your fellow man, devotion and cheerfulness, as is manifest in the way he welcomes each and every one who comes to his office for consultation and advice, at all hours of the day and night.

His continuous work, on a purely voluntary basis, without thought for any kind of remuneration, has become famous across Israel and also outside the country. Many tens of thousands of people who needed and need his help, found and still find in him a loyal support. Rav Firer is an outstanding person, head and shoulders above the average man, in his own actions and those that are carried out through his power and inspiration, for the benefit of the individual and society in general.

President's Medal recipients stand alongside President Shimon Peres with their awards  Photo credit: Mark Niemann / GPO



Re: Emergency Appeal for Medical Equipment, Protective Gear and Humanitarian Aid to

Help Israel Confront COVID-19

Dear David Gantz,

Israeli Flying Aid (IFA) is a non-profit, volunteer-based, non-governmental organization (NGO) that
delivers life-saving aid to communities affected by natural disasters and human conflict. IFA operates in
places where local regimes prevent entry to formal international humanitarian organizations and
focuses on countries that lack diplomatic relations with Israel. IFA's holistic approach encompasses all
relevant expertise for natural disasters and human conflicts: mass feeding centers; search and rescue
teams; emergency medical aid; and immediate emotional trauma intervention.
Within Israel, IFA lends a hand during severe crises such as the Second Lebanon War, the Carmel forest
fire, military operations in the South, etc. Given IFA's background and expertise and the magnitude of
the COVID-19 crisis, IFA is actively helping with the following:
• Providing food and supplies to low socio-economic level families, as well as masks to minimize
their exposure and offer basic protection to COVID-19.
• Raising funds to purchase respirators, ventilators, and protective gear (gowns, N95 masks and
surgical masks). According to the Israeli Ministry of Health, Israel has only about 3,500
respirators and is in immediate need of at least 10,000 more.
• Providing critical supplies to victims of domestic abuse and violence. During the past few
weeks, when citizens have been required to be under lockdown, crime level in Israel was
reduced by 98%, but at the same time, domestic violence has increased by 760%. IFA is
providing aid to 16 different shelters for abused women and children throughout the country,
which in total service about 350 children and 230 mothers.
IFA was requested to supply linen, blankets, mattresses, clothing, games and stuffed animals.
IFA recruited dentists and plastic surgeons for emergency treatment of facial injuries due to
domestic violence.
IFA was requested to help supply large quantities of cleaning and disinfecting products.

ISRAELI FLYING AID | +972-77-5490512 |

IFA is willing to purchase 350 tablets for the use of children who are living in the shelters, to
allow the mothers some private time and to give the children an escape from their current
circumstances and access the external world via the internet.
IFA sees you as a natural partner in our mission to provide aid to the vulnerable. If you wish to make a

donation to our emergency appeal, please find IFA’s bank information below. Both US-based and Israel-
based donations are tax deductible.

US-based donations are 501(c)(3) tax deductible.
Friends of Israeli Flying Aid Inc.
Bank account details (USD):
Account Name: Friends of Israeli Flying Aid
Account Number: 509506629
Bank Name: JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA
Bank ABA Number: 021000021

Israel-based donations are se’if 46 tax deductible.
Israeli Flying Aid (R.A)
Bank account details (ILS):
Account Name: Israeli Flying Aid
Bank name: Israel Discount Bank Ltd.
Branch number: 146
Herzliya Pituach, Israel
Account number: 2057796
IBAN: IL67 0111 4600 0000 2057 796

Thank you for considering our appeal for this crucially needed help. Stay safe and healthy!

Best wishes,

Gal Lusky Maya Zuckerman
Founder and CEO











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