The NAVAH Distribution Fund (Web Content)
A Non-Profit Association for Volunteering & Assisting the
There are thousands of people who have been affected by the situation
in Israel. Many families have been torn apart, so many hearts
broken, and so many lives shattered or lost. The NAVAH Fund was
established to assure victims of terror that they are not alone,
that there is a place in our heart that feels their pain, and
shares their suffering. The volunteers of NAVAH spend hours visiting
victims after each attack, sitting by their bedside, listening
to them, and crying with them. The emphasis on bikur cholim (visiting
the sick) is what makes NAVAH unique. NAVAH distributes care packages,
together with a monetary endowment from people around the world.
These small tokens communicate to the victims of terror that many
people from many countries are behind them during this most difficult
time. People care about them and pray for their recovery. At NAVAH,
we make an effort to keep in touch with the victims of terror
we visit, and continue to help them with their various needs.
The NAVAH Fund has established three ways for you to make a difference.
A. With your donation, we will assemble and deliver care packages
along with your greeting card to the victims of terror in hospitals,
rehabilitation centers, and at home. When we deliver the packages,
we take time to get to know the recipients, to talk to them and
sometimes to cry with them. These care packages make a huge impact
on the recipients and do much to really lift their spirits. Words
cannot express what it means to a victim to receive warm wishes
from someone who they do not even know, but who took the time
Click here for details about care packages
B. Each victim that we meet is struggling with his or her specific
situation. On each visit that we make to terror victims, we give
each one a one-time grant that they can use for whatever they
need. What sets NAVAH apart is that it is usually the first grant
that victims of terror receive; enabling them to get the help
they need during the first crucial days after an attack. In general,
most of the victims of terror are ordinary Israelis, with few
financial resources - people who were passengers on a bus or shopping
in an open market at the time of a terror attack. All grants are
of equal value - the amount of money received determines the size
of the grant. Please help us to help them and make a donation
so that we can distribute as much money as possible. (Donations
are tax deductible)
Click here to make a monetary contribution
C. We invite all schoolchildren from around the world to express
their concern for their Israeli brothers and sisters by drawing
pictures and writing messages of support. From our experience,
the pictures that we deliver to victims of terror from these children
have impacted them a great deal. A while ago we visited a man
in hospital and brought him some of the pictures we'd received
from our Kids Unite for Israel initiative. A month later when
we came to visit again, he had hung all of the pictures around
his bed. Encourage your school or synagogue to get involved in
this worthy initiative.
Click here for details about Kids Unite for Israel
For the upcoming holiday of Chanukah, we are trying to get both
adults and children involved in reaching out to victims of terror.
Over the holidays, we will be visiting victims of terror in hospitals,
rehabilitation centers, and at home to distribute care packages
and Chanukah gelt to help them get through this difficult time.
Help us to light up smiles over the holiday!
Click here to send a care package.