OLEI Kfar Saba Celebrates 50 Years of Good Deeds

On Good Deeds Day, OLEI Kfar Saba celebrated 50 years of volunteerism and activism by inaugurating the KKL-JNF OLEI Kfar Saba Forest, over a year in the making.

March 18, 2014 16:35
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OLEI Kfar Saba-1. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)

It was not be coincidence that the forest was inaugurated on Good Deeds Day, noted Kfar Saba mayor Yehuda Ben-Hamo, who came to congratulate the group on their contribution to the city. OLEI is the association of Latin American immigrants in Israel.

“OLEI Kfar Saba shows more and more how much you are committed and how many good deeds you do in our community,” said Ben Hamo. “You show the true meaning of ‘what can I do for my community’ rather than ‘what can my community do for me.’ I am very happy for the cooperation between OLEI, our city and KKL-JNF.”

"Thanks to the donations from members of the organization, over 1300 trees were planted in the Negev Yatir forest", noted OLEI Kfar Saba President Ariana Gidekel at the inauguration and plaque unveiling ceremony, which took place in the central location of the Ben Shemen Forest.

She noted that the trees were not only donated in the memory of loved ones but also for children and grandchildren.

“We are assuring that tomorrow will be better and greener,” she said. “We are proud to say that we have planted this forest which will change the landscape of the desert.”

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