Concurrently, The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Fund for Victims of Terror is distributing emergency grants to residents who were injured or whose houses were damaged by rocket fire. The Jewish Federations of North America has provided the funding for these grants. The average emergency grant is $1000 USD per terror victim. The grants are intended to help residents with their initial recovery after an attack. In the last few days, representatives of the Fund have visited the homes of families who have suffered from rocket fire and distributed the emergency funds.
In addition to the emergency grants, residents who are recognized as victims of terror by the Israel National Insurance Institute can apply to the Jewish Agency’s Fund for Victims of Terror to receive additional assistance of up to $5000 USD. These further grants are intended to help ease the recovery period and fund additional necessities which are not covered by Israeli government institutions.
The Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel, Natan Sharansky, said that the assistance provided by the Jewish Federations of North America is a demonstration of the solidarity that Jews around the world feel with the residents of southern Israel. These Israelis have had to cope with an extremely difficult reality for the last few days, dealing with the terrible pain of those who have been injured and those whose loved ones have been killed.
The Jewish Agency’s Fund for the Victims of Terror, which is supported by donations from the Jewish Federations of North America, as well as by foundations and donors across the globe, provides material assistance to victims of terror in Israel. Since the Fund’s establishment in 2002, The Jewish Agency has helped thousands of victims of terror and their families and provided financial assistance of approximately $ 25 million USD.
For further information call Benjamin Rutland on 052 609 1099 or the Jewish Agency Spokespersons Office on 02-6202238.