Song For Israel Has Completed our THIRD Bomb Shelter Campaign!
God has moved hearts to contribute $21,000 toward our third Bomb Shelter project to help save lives in Israel! The campaign was completed last week and we plan to present the check to Executive Director of Operation Lifeshield (OL), Shmuel Bowman (who is from Efrat, Israel), at our event on March 27th at 7 pm at the Yorba Linda Community Center. The check will be made payable to the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem who will then give the funds to OL.
This third shelter will be placed in the Eshkol Region which we believe will be the center of the next war between Israel and Hamas. Song For Israel was asked to help. Hamas has been sending rockets to hit Israel's borders. One town hit most frequently is Eshkol, so our third campaign focused on helping the city of Eshkol with a bomb shelter. This shelter is a larger shelter than we’ve donated in the past.
A huge THANK YOU to all those who partnered with us to provide this shelter!
Our first Bomb Shelter was donated in 2015 to provide shelter for children and teenagers living at the Eden Center, which is located in Sderot in the Negev region of Israel. This school is for abused girls ages 12-18 and is located just two miles from the Gaza Border. Rockets land in or near this school regularly because it is so close to the border - and when the sirens are heard, the girls only have 7 seconds to run for shelter. Therefore, many smaller shelters are needed for quick access. Deby Brown, Song for Israel Director, is pictured at the right with Shmuel Bowman, Executive Director of Operation Lifeshield. We are standing inside a “bell-shaped” shelter. Song For Israel donated $16,000 to pay for this one.
Our second Bomb Shelter was donated in 2018 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 live. The shelter donated by Song For Israel was placed on a football field. $16,000 was donated to pay for this shelter in preparation to save lives.
Our fourth Bomb Shelter will be announced soon but we are already collecting funds. So far, $890 has been donated. When the sirens are heard, citizens have 7-9 seconds to run for shelter. Where will they run? There is no safe place.
WILL YOU CONTRIBUTE TO OUR NEXT CAMPAIGN AND HELP SAVE LIVES IN ISRAEL?
To learn more about our Bomb Shelter campaigns or to make a donation, please click here.