In response to the Carmel fire and the widespread evacuations that it forced, Israel’s business community has enlisted to aid the families of the injured and deceased and make life easier for the hundreds evacuated from their homes in the Carmel. A wide range of companies have offered free use of their products and services to the survivors and their families ranging from hotel accommodation to gallons of ice cream.
One of the first industries to reach out and offer assistance was the hotel industry. From the moment it became apparent that many villages would have to be evacuated, some of the countries largest hotel chains volunteered to host the evacuated residents. The Club Hotel chain announced that it would provide 100 hotel rooms in the chain’s hotels in Tiberius and Eilat and that together with the Ministry of Tourism and the Haifa municipality, were coordinating room allocations.