Bomb Shelters Needed in Israel to Save Lives
An anonymous donor has pledged to match every donation up to $4,000 for bomb shelters in Israel, now through April 15, 2018!
Israel’s surrounding enemies have acquired sophisticated long-range missiles and are capable of reaching any location within Israeli borders. Today the Jewish people face annihilation from radical Muslims -- including Palestinians, Hamas, and Hezbollah -- who continually launch missiles from Gaza to attack towns in Israel. The violence escalated sharply since Israel withdrew from Gaza in the summer of 2005. Often, when the air-raid sirens sound in towns such as Sderot or Askelon, there is nowhere for innocent civilians to run for cover. Unfortunately, many do not survive. Because we believe that the Jewish people have a right to live in Israel, Song For Israel wants to help take care of their need to be protected in their land from enemies surrounding them.
"We live in fear and anxiety… We have only 15 seconds to find a shelter..."
Song For Israel recognizes the need for providing bomb shelters to those who cannot afford them. How frightening it must be to know that your family would not be protected because they have no shelter. We are launching a campaign and will be partnering with Operation Lifeshield (a non-profit Israeli charity) and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem to provide a bomb shelter in Israel. Operation Lifeshield has placed bomb shelters at public bus stops and schools in the western Negev to protect the local population from the recurring rocket barrages. To date, they have donated over 25 shelters in Sderot, Ashkelon and other nearby towns and villages.
Our last Bomb Shelter project was to provide shelter for students at an agricultural high school in Kfar Silver (translated Silver Village). Kfar Silver is a youth village in Southern Israel, located near Ashkelon (just a few miles from the Gaza Strip), where 1,200+ students attend.
There are not enough bomb shelters located at this school. When the sirens are heard, they have 7-9 seconds to run for shelter. Where will they run? There is no safe place.
Song For Israel was asked to help. For $16,000, we provided safety for high school students. Due to a "matching funds donation" from an anonymous donor, and many gracious gifts, we reached our goal on December 31, 2017.
Since President Trump's announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital and that the US Embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Hamas has been sending rockets to hit Israel's borders. One town hit most frequently is Eshkol, so our next campaign will focus on helping the city of Eshkol with a bomb shelter.We have another $4,000 pledge from an anonymous donor who will match funds for our next campaign from now through April 15th, so we can personally deliver a check during our Israel tour in April 2018.
Will you contribute to our next campaign and help save lives in Israel?
Click here to contribute to the Bomb Shelter fund.
This past July, Deby Brown (Director of Song For Israel) and Shmuel Bowman (Executive Director Operation Lifeshield) produced this quick video in Jerusalem:
In 2015 we provided a shelter for the Eden Center, which is located in the Negev region of Israel, impacting thousands of children and teenagers.
Please watch this video and then click here to donate to this project. Thank you for helping us to bless Israel!
The shelter will serve as a lasting testimony of Christian love to those who seek safety and comfort inside. It is a wonderful opportunity to express love to the Jewish people.
We can make a difference in Israel. We are asking you to partner with us to protect the lives of our Jewish friends in their God-given country. Please make a contribution today and know that you are helping people find safety because of your gift.