Lodging in Netanya for 25 Families from Ashkelon until October 31, 2023
October 23, 2023
WE ARE EXTENDING OUR SUPPORT TO THE ASHKELON SELF-EVACUEES FOR ANOTHER 10 DAYS! WITH YOUR HELP TEN GAV IS PAYING FOR 30 ROOMS FOR 25 FAMILIES UNTIL OCTOBER 31, 2023
WE NEED YOU!
Help us fund hotel accommodations for a group of 350 self-evacuees from Ashkelon, who have been forced to leave their homes in the South during these tumultuous times. These brave individuals and families, including single mothers, elderly citizens and whole families, are facing the harrowing reality of the ongoing conflict.
The heart-wrenching truth is that they are ineligible for government funding because they do not reside within the designated “zone,” defined as up to 7 kilometers from the border. As they left their homes quickly with very little clothing, hygiene products and food, they find themselves in a state of uncertainty, fear and vulnerability.
Among these evacuees are stories that highlight the immense challenges they face. For instance, a single mother bravely cares for two children on the autism spectrum, navigating the complexities of their needs during this crisis. There’s also the story of a handicapped mother who, due to her physical limitations, had to send her children to the bomb shelter unaccompanied because she couldn’t reach it quickly enough in her wheelchair.
To offer these displaced families a safe haven, the El Yam Hotel in Netanya, along with a group of dedicated volunteers, is working tirelessly to provide food, organize activities for the children, and offer initial counseling to address their emotional needs. However, even with the incredible efforts of local volunteers and the hotel staff, the hotel still must charge the families to cover the basic costs.
The subsidized cost of providing this essential service is 28,000 NIS/$7,000 per day or 475 NIS/$120 nis per room. Our immediate goal is to raise 140,000 NIS/$35,000, ensuring these families can secure a place to stay for the next five days. This period is vital for their well-being, giving them temporary refuge while more sustainable, long-term arrangements are made.