So often, in times of crisis around the world, Israel has been a first-responder. The recent devastation in Haiti is a wonderful example. Israel sent a complete field hospital within hours of the need and showed themselves the most prepared and most efficient on location. In researching for this post, The 2 Spies found Israel's admirable track record of helping other nations. Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Peru, Darfur, Chad, Nigeria, Mauritania, Colombia, Papua-New Guinea, China, Camroon and many more countries. In 2007, Israel sent firefighters to Greece and Cyprus to help battle fires.
This past week-end many countries, including Greece and Cyprus, came to the aid of Israel in putting out the raging inferno. The international cooperation was amazing and heartwarming to watch. No politics. Just firemen to firemen, working side by side at what they do best. The whole country is thankful to the foreign men and women who came to our aid, we could not have done this without them. (click here) Israel Thanks the Foreign Volunteers
Now the daily grind to rebuild what was lost, where it can be rebuilt. Individuals and organizations from around the country are giving of their time and resources to meet the immediate and long term needs.One of the places of great need is the Yemen Orde Youth Village. Home to 500 youth aged 9-19, over 40% of the village was destroyed. Here is a link to photos of the village: Yemen Orde Youth Village
There are many who love Israel who want to help in this time of crisis. We in the Land are so appreciative of the outpouring of prayer and financial gifts to help us. Your outreach is truly comforting and gives us strength for another day. We know that G-d has blessed us and will bless those who are helping.