Over 7,000 of the Israeli Defence Soldiers are alone—serving far away from their biological families.
Many of them leave relatives, friends, and a comfortable life abroad to come and serve the nation. Others are Israelis who have no place to go because of extreme poverty or broken families.
When not in active service, these lone soldiers go back to an empty apartment. They don’t have parents to hug them, wash and iron their uniform, or cook dinner for them. Many of them deal with financial distress due to low wages.
At Vision for Israel, we appreciate the sacrifice of the lone soldiers, so caring for them has become an important outreach project. We work closely with Yachad—United for Israel’s Soldiers—which provides large travel backpacks, care packages, and financial aid that will help the soldiers during their service.