With the weeklong Passover festival beginning on Monday evening, Magen David
Adom is on high alert to cope with any emergencies that require first aid. Large
numbers of people – Israelis and foreign tourists – are expected to visit
recreation and nature areas throughout the holiday.
MDA is also prepared
to collect blood to raise supplies that ordinarily drop because regular donors
are on vacation. Call 1-800-400-101 for details.
The first aid, ambulance
and blood-supply organization has completed its Kimha de’Pisha campaign to
distribute tens of thousands of food packages to disadvantaged families. MDA
teenage and adult volunteers and staffers joined the Orot Hahessed organization
this year to provide the parcels. Contributors gave packaged food, including
canned goods, sugar, matzot, haroset and other foods eaten during the Seder.