Americans wash dishes to support the South

“It is heartwarming that you from America have come to give Israelis support and a hug,” Kaplan Medical Center director says.

March 16, 2012 01:28
US volunteers wash dishes at Kaplan Med. Center

US VOLUNTEERS wash dishes at the Kaplan Medical Center 370. (photo credit: Courtesy Kaplan Medical Center)


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A delegation of non-Jews from the US – managers, engineers and educators – has arrived during tense times to volunteer at Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot. Members of the Friends of Israel organization, many of them visiting the country for the first time, volunteered to wash dishes, prepare food and help out with receiving hematology patients.

They were welcomed by hospital director Prof. Ya’acov Yahav, who said that the hospital is ready for any continuing terror attacks in he area.

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“It is heartwarming that you from America have come to give Israelis support and a hug,” he said.

Beverly Helmut, a resident of Indiana, said she felt “honored to wash windows and help in any way during this tense time. We are happy to be here and give assistance.”

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