The children, who attend a special summer camp run by Friends for Health, enjoyed a fun day out in nature, thanks to the dedicated volunteers in the ZAKA Jeep Unit.
The fun day included a stop at the Ein Lavan spring in the Jerusalem hills, where they were hosted by the ZAKA volunteers who had prepared a feast for them, as well as popular Israeli singer Gad Elbaz, who performed an intimate concert just for the children. The children ended the day with a visit to the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem.
A day out in the nature (Photo courtesy of ZAKA)
According to the commander of ZAKA’s Special Units, Chaim Outmazgin, who initiated the program: “We decided to devote the unit retreat day to the sick children, so our volunteers took a day off from work in order to be with the children today. We are pleased to be able to use our ZAKA jeeps for such a wonderful cause.”
Singer Gad Elbaz said, “It is an honor to be here with these wonderful children, making them sing and smile. A young boy, paralyzed from the waist down and nearly blind, accompanied me with a portable organ as we sang and cried to Ana Bekoach. I want to thank ZAKA for giving me the opportunity to be here today.”
Founded in 1995 by Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, ZAKA is Israel’s dominant non-governmental lifesaving, rescue and recovery organization, with over 1500 volunteers deployed around the country, on call 24/7 to respond to any terror attack, disaster or accident immediately, professionally and with the necessary equipment.
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