For those in Israel burdened with being both sick and poor, aid from Vision for Israel is a hand of mercy in their deepest need. With sharply rising healthcare costs, more Israelis are in need than ever before.
Rising Medical Costs in Israel
The amount that Israeli families must spend on healthcare each month has doubled compared to what it was 10 years ago. For the poorest 10% of the population, the government pays all medical expenses, but those who are slightly above that level of poverty often find that they have fallen into a terrifying gap — they are not poor enough for the State to pay, but they are too poor to afford necessary medicines or doctor visits on their own.
“Should I buy medicine this month or food?” is a question we’ve heard too many times, which is why we stepped in. At Vision for Israel, we are committed to healing and helping our brothers and sisters who have fallen ill. We refuse to let them suffer in silence.
How You Can Help
In the past, we have donated two ambulances and a medicycle to MDA, and emergency supplies to Rescuers Without Borders to provide the medical attention our nation needs. Ongoing medical supplies are donated on a regular basis according to the donations coming in. These donations go to places like elderly homes for the needy and ICU and oncology wards in hospitals, and we also work with donations to provide wheelchairs to children with disabilities. All items requested go through a very deep screening before approval.