There are over 5,600 “lone soldiers” serving in the IDF today. They are “lone” soldiers because they come to Israel on their own, without their families.
They are heroes and Zionist role models, moving to Israel to risk their lives to defend the State of Israel and the Jewish people.
One of the projects of the Lone Soldier Center is the collection and distribution of furniture and appliances to lone soldiers in need, those who cannot afford and/or do not have time to purchase even basic items such as beds, refrigerators, ovens, washing machines and other essentials.
Remember -- While most Israeli soliders are able to go home to their families on leave, these lone soldiers, without family in Israel, must set up homes of their own.
Now. Read. This. from the JPost, 3/19:
A Jerusalem warehouse storing donated furniture, mattresses and other household goods aimed at improving the quality of life for hundreds of lone soldiers was completely destroyed in a fire that broke out at the facility last Thursday morning.
“Everything was destroyed in the warehouse – beds, couches, refrigerators, mattresses, pillows, blankets, everything,” Jacob Flaster, a volunteer for the Lone Soldier Center in Memory of Michael Levin, which operates the warehouse, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.
Flaster said that the warehouse, which was housed in space donated by the Chevrolet car dealership in Jerusalem, was “jam packed” when the fire broke out. Despite efforts by maintenance staff, the warehouse and everything in it was gutted....
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The Center is young and growing,
and needs your help to ensure our lone soldiers succeed
- before, during, and after their service in the IDF.