MDS Volunteers pack boxes of food ahead of Eid al-Adha, Summer 2017...
(photo credit: MDA)
Employees and volunteers of MDA’s first-aid station in Mas’ada on the Golan Heights have been collecting food packages for needy Muslim families that reside in Mas’ada, Majdal Shams, Ein Kuniya and Bukata.
The campaign is being held on the eve of Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice), which will begin on Thursday and end on September 4.
Eid al-Adha is the second of two Muslim holidays annually celebrated worldwide and considered the holier of the two.
The food drive is taking place in collaboration with supermarkets and store owners in the four towns. To date, over 220 food packages have been collected, which will enable poor families to celebrate the holiday properly.
The Mas’ada station thanked everyone who contributed to the success of the operation, including Dr. Salman Batish, the head of the Mas’ada Regional Council.
This isn’t the first time Magen David Adom
employees and volunteers have conducted food drives like this; similar operations take place every year leading up to Passover, which inspired the establishment of the Eid al-Adha food drive.
In addition, station employees and volunteers will distribute toys and games to 25 children and teens who reside in the area and are battling cancer.
Shimon Abitbul, deputy manager of MDA’s Jordan Valley region, said: “During the operation, dozens of MDA volunteers have gone out to various locations and collected food products, which were packed into 220 packages, which were then distributed.