A message from our Interim Chief Executive Officer:
I am sure that you have been closely following the ongoing situation in Israel. I know that many of you, like myself, will have friends and family who have now spent several days facing an unprecedented barrage of rockets. This is a stark reminder that while we live in peace and safety here, Israelis live under a constant threat of attack.
JNF UK has always stood with Israel and now our staff – both there and here in the UK – are working hard to support those affected by this violence. Our efforts in the south are now more vital than ever, as communities such as Sderot and Ashkelon are the hardest hit by these events while still reeling from the effects of Covid.
I want to give you an update on a very specific project that is especially significant at the moment. Over the last few years, JNF UK has worked hard to prepare for the next emergency in Israel, whether natural or man-made. The result of all our experience and knowledge is our Disaster Relief Units – unique trailers filled with all the resources such as communication equipment that are required during a crisis.
Just as importantly, we have also begun training hundreds of dedicated young leaders who are committed to supporting their local communities when the need arises.