July 17, 2014 13:19
For reservists unprepared for a long stay on the front lines, community support is banding together to deliver provisions.
The reservists of the 360th Battalion pose for a ‘thank-you’ photo for supplies donated by a Facebook fund-raising campaign..
When Jerusalem Post writer Josh Hasten received a phone call from his brother-in-law that his battalion was short on supplies, he posted on Facebook to see if any of his friends would help. The results, he said, were “unbelievable,” totaling NIS 20,000 of pledges in less than 36 hours.“There are all these campaigns going, and this turned out,” he says. “I thought it would be a small [thing] to help my brother-in-law with the basics in terms of what he needs. And at the end of the day, people from here, and friends of Israel from all over the world, just wanted to be a part of this.”