Nachum welcomed Philip Bendheim, Director of International Relations for Yad Sarah, to this morning’s broadcast from the Nefesh B’Nefesh headquarters in Jerusalem to highlight the amazing work this organization has been doing for almost 50 years.
From the Friends of Yad Sarah website:
Yad Sarah, the largest volunteer staffed organization in Israel, provides a vital array of compassionate health and home care services for people of all ages.
Founded in 1976, Yad Sarah now has 122 branches throughout Israel staffed by more than 7,000 volunteers. Although the organization is best known for its extensive Lending Service for medical equipment, its 7,000+ volunteers also drive our wheelchair accessible vans, reach out to the homebound, advocate for the elderly at risk for abuse, provide in-home geriatric dental care and staff our Play Center for children with special needs. More than 800,000 receive help from Yad Sarah annually.
Yad Sarah’s annual operating budget is financed almost completely by donations, over 70 percent of which are raised within Israel. No ongoing government assistance is received.