Shalom from Yerushalayim.You can help even more by printing and distributing this flyer (takes a long time to load).
You've got to hand it to them -- the soldiers of the IDF are terrific! The protection they afford us against terror is second to none. Along with the US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, they provide the main buffer against worldwide Islamic terror.
As we unfortunately saw yesterday in Gaza, the soldiers' lives are fraught daily with danger. The terrorists continue to increase in sophistication and the vigilance and preparedness of the troops must stay ahead. They are under a lot of stress and pressure.
We have had the privilege for a couple years now of sending Pizza, Hot Soup, Burgers and other special food items from you to our serving soldiers all around Israel, including very difficult areas such as Gaza and Shechem. We wish to thank you once again on their behalf for all of your support.
Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Light, starts next week and now you can also treat the soldiers with traditional Jelly Donuts (sufganiot) to give them at least a brief holiday break from their arduous tasks. The soldiers always appreciate your gifts and especially your greetings, letting them know that they have support from all around the world and that people understand and appreciate their daily trials and tribulations at the forefront of the fight against terror.
You can participate in our Donut Project by going to our website, www.PizzaIDF.org. Also read some of the encouraging messages people like you have sent with their gifts as well as letters and photographs of the soldiers.
We can send your relatives and friends a certificate indicating that, in lieu of Chanukah presents this year, you have sent a gift in their name to our soldiers.
We wish you and your families a Happy Chanukah -- and once again thank you for all your support until now.
Even the smallest contribution will be well appreciated:
My name's Tova and I serve as a fighter in the combat engineering troops of IDF. During a period of my life about 2 monthes ago when I was feeling down and dperessed for numerous reasons, me and my company were holding the line in Gush Ezion near Bethlehem. One night when I was on patrol with 4 of my platoon mates, a car stopped at the check point we were at and gave us 2 pizzas and a coke, along with a note from someone in the USA who donated it.
I can't even begin to describe in words how good it made me feel...it was about 4am, freezing cold, we were all asking ourselves what the hell's wrong with us that caused us to enlist in the first place...the thought that someone else, someplace in the world, think we're doing a good job, an important job that's worth helping to, was totally a foreign one. It made me smile constantly for at least a week, and I still get happy every time I think about it, and every time I'm feeling down.
I saved the note and I'd also like to take this chance to thank all of you out there who're thinking of us and appriciating what we do, and are willing to donate your time and money to make us happy.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart,
Please be generous.