A Fresh Start for the Unfortunate
Many people in Israel still live in desperate poverty—subsisting in dilapidated apartments and poor living conditions. At Vision for Israel, we support and help fund renovations that make these conditions more livable, and less dangerous to their health.
The donations that come to this fund also go to sponsor renovations for families, terror survivors, and Holocaust survivors who cannot afford to do so themselves. Moshe’s family is one example of where your donations go.
In December 2015, while he was at a playground with his wife and son, Moshe was stabbed by a terrorist, leaving him severely injured. His wife, who tried to fight off the terrorist, was also injured by multiple stab wounds. Aside from the physical scars, the family now suffers from severe post-traumatic stress from the incident—including their young son, who could only look on in horror.
The injuries and trauma weighed heavily on both parents—depressing their ability to earn a living, and leading to serious debt. Despite all this, Moshe has been making every effort to pull himself together, finding work as a driver while his wife, the pillar of the family, requires thorough mental rehabilitation and is unable to work. His salary isn’t enough to cover the family's expenses.
The family lives in an old, run-down apartment complex, with moldy walls, broken doors, a rotting kitchen, and broken plumbing. After an attempt to renovate in order to make it livable, they quickly realized they could not afford to continue and had to halt all progress. When we met them, they were living without a kitchen.
Through your loving partnership, we were able to help pay this family’s debt, and get their kitchen remodeled. Thanks to donors like you, Moshe and his family have the chance to heal in the comfort of a functioning home. It’s part of the mission you allow us to live every day when you support us with your gifts.