A Safer Future for Sderot

Saturday 1 June 2024

"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit."

Psalm 34:18

Dear Friends,

In the heart of the southern city of Sderot, the echoes of unrest have touched the lives of many, leaving behind a trail of uncertainty and fear. Our recent visit to this courageous community has opened our eyes to the profound need for enhanced security and peace of mind.

We were gathered around the table in a small room following the distribution of safety gear for the emergency security team. They expressed gratitude to Vision for Israel’s donors and supporters worldwide, who have been steadfast in their concern and support for nearly two decades. Barry inquired about their efforts to rebuild the city after the tragic loss of lives in the massacre of 7th October. They opened up about their personal family tragedies, with several members recounting stories of loved ones lost during the attack. It was vital for us to get to know them. We sensed there was more for us to learn about their lives and the needs there. With faith, we assured them that VFI would assist them also in the future. It was incredible to witness their faces light up with big smiles, and their humble hearts expressed gratitude repeatedly, saying thank you so many times.

Today, we reach out to you with a specific and vital need—a request from the municipal civil police of Sderot for a new vehicle. This vehicle is not just a tool; it's a beacon of safety for a community on the edge. With only two vehicles currently at their disposal, the police force is struggling to keep pace with over 1,000 distress calls each month. Amidst their valiant efforts, the events of 7 October have only deepened the urgency for adequate resources.

The requested vehicle, a white Subaru XV 4X4, is ideally suited for urban and unpaved areas, providing a robust solution for the unique challenges faced by Sderot's police. Priced at 167,000 NIS ($45,000), this vehicle stands as a symbol of hope and a practical response to the critical needs of the city.

The story of a young boy from Sderot, only seven years old, who speaks of missiles and fears with a heartrending maturity, underscores the immediate need for action. His family's decision to move to Jerusalem for a sense of safety is a poignant reminder of the daily realities facing the residents.

We ask you to stand with us, to support the brave men and women who risk their lives every day. Your contribution can equip them with the essential tools to safeguard their community and restore a sense of security to the young and old alike.

Let us band together to reinforce the walls of protection around Sderot. Every donation brings us closer to a safer tomorrow.

Please, donate here to help us secure a new police vehicle for Sderot. Your generosity can change lives and bring peace to hearts that have seen too much strife.

"May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!"

Psalm 29:11

With deepest gratitude and Shalom,

Barry & Batya Segal

Are you willing to bless Israel, make a difference in the lives of people, and partner with God's plan for restoration of the land of Israel?

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