Lunchtime Prayer for Israel is proud to be associated with Christian Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans. During the 2014 war with Gaza, donations flooded into Israel to help support the soldiers. But after the war as the media turned to other reports and the soldiers went home, there were about 600 soldiers whose lives were forever changed. Quickly they dropped out of sight, were forgotten by all but their closest friends and family and began a life time of challenge. These are the Israeli Disabled Veterans. But one “mother in Israel” asked the question, “What can I do?” Soon Christian and Messianic Jews were hearing about these brave soldiers and victims of terror and began to pray, promote and support CFIDV.
Read more: http://cfidv.org
Who is CFIDV?
Christian Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans exists to promote and support the purposes of ZDVO through the Christian community in Israel and around the world. Motivated by our love for the God and the people of Israel we believe that partnering with ZDVO is a tangible expression of that love and compassion.
WHAT IS ZDVO?
Zahal is the Hebrew acronym for Tzva Hahagana LeYisra’el which refers to Israel’s military forces on the ground, in the air and in the water.
After the war of Independence, Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization (ZDVO) was established to provide the disabled veterans with all their needs in the life-long process of rehabilitation.
Today there are more than 51,000 seriously wounded soldiers and victims of terror. Sadly, several hundred new members join the ranks of the organization annually with a recent addition of 600 from Protective Edge. Christian Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans (CFIDV) was created out of compassion for these wounded soldiers from the 2014 war, Protective Edge.
Rehabilitation of the body and the mind and spirit requires a long-term, comprehensive program that takes into account the individual needs of each disabled veteran. This is where ZDVO and its Beit Halochem Centers play a pivotal role.
BEIT HALOCHEM REHABILITATION CENTERS.
Beit Halochem Centers are the sports, rehabilitation and recreation centers serving disabled veterans and their families. Here they can participate in a multitude of physical activities suited to their individual disabilities.
- physical therapy
- rehabilitation therapy
- scholarships (education and specialized training)
- Creative arts activities
- Fitness center
- swimming pool, picnic ground
- special seminars and cultural events
- competitive sports and games
- special activities for young veterans
- senior veterans programs
- dining room
- child care
BLESS ISRAEL BY BLESSING THOSE WHO GIVEN SO MUCH
Your donation will help Israel’s heroes live a life restored to purpose and dignity.
FYI, 100% of all donations go directly to support the disabled through Beit Halochem centers. Membership is available for all disabled veterans and victims of terror at a nominal fee, but activities and seminars are available for the entire family. These membership and activity fees pays all the administrative costs. Thus 100% of donations go to support the disabled.
BY CREDIT CARD FROM THE UNITED STATES (tax deductible)
BY CHECK FROM THE UNITED STATES: (tax deductible)
Soldiers c/o Novea Ministries, P.O. Box 62592, Colorado Springs, CO 80962
BY CREDIT CARD OUTSIDE OF THE USA
BY CHECK OUTSIDE OF THE USA
ZDVF Beit Halochem
49 Shmuel Barcay St. Afeka
Tel Aviv, 613201 ISRAEL
During the Yom Kippur War, the Syrian army captured “A”. For years he was unable to process his memories, until his art therapy class at Beit Halochem. He made this sculpture to say what he couldn’t say in words. But it wasn’t quite finished until he placed a small piece of black plastic over his head saying, “I was always blindfolded.”
For more stories and pictures go to: http://cfidv.org