Miri Tamano, a single mother who saved her three children's lives when she dragged them into a safe room minutes before the rocket hit, said the family needs “basic necessities … because I have no home to go to … I have nothing.”
"I have three children. Every child is a world of its own," Tamano added.
The mother hand-wrote a list of necessities the family requires, among which were: shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap, cleaning products, kitchen utensils, bottled water, sweetened beverages and more.
In addition, she asked for donations of clothes, shoes and games for the children since the damage to the house was so severe that almost all their possessions were destroyed.
Tamano's family said she "needs money, she has no husband and raises her children alone, the whole house is destroyed, she has to be helped."
Tamano and her three children are expected to relocate to a hotel for a number of days, following which they will live in a temporary apartment provided to them by the compensation fund established by the Israel Tax Authority.
Following the mother’s plea for assistance, Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog announced that his organization will provide the family with NIS 8,000.
"The Jewish Agency through the Fund for Victims of Terror will continue to assist, as much as possible, the residents of the south and the Gaza border region in order to help them cope with the effects of terrorism,” said Herzog in an official statement.
The rocket alert siren went off at 3:39am in Be'er Sheva and surrounding communities in the Negev region, following which a rocket hit the Tamano family's house, breaking through two floors of concrete.
Seven people were treated for shock after the attack, including 39-year-old Miri and her children aged 9, 10, and 12, who were in the house when it was hit. In addition, three people were taken to the Soroka Medical Center in the city suffering from light bruising sustained when falling as they were running for shelter.
Attorney Ora Tamano, Miri's sister, said her sister is "a lioness. She was sleeping downstairs and the kids were in three rooms upstairs. She simply grabbed them and forcefully pulled them into the safe room. It saved their lives."
"She's still frightened and disoriented. I think she's not entirely realizing the magnitude of the disaster. Nothing is left of the house except for the safe room," the sister added.
Those who are interested in helping the family can contact Nurit, a neighbor and a friend of the family. She can be reached by telephone: 050-2029695.