BBUK EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR ISRAEL – UPDATE, 31 October 2023
Dear Members and Friends,
May I firstly thank all of you who have so generously made donations to this Appeal which has so far raised over £7,700.
I said that I would send round an update regarding the work being undertaken in Qiryat Gat as a result of our Appeal.
We have a long term relationship with the town of Qiryat Gat, where BBUK has been supporting a Food Bank and Distribution Centre for over twenty years.
It lies between Gaza and Jerusalem, has been hit by multiple rocket attacks..
We have been asked to provide funds to buy specific aid that is now urgently required by the community.
It is vital that we support their fight for survival at this terrible time.
Today, 31st October, I received this message and photos from the Qiryat Gat Foundation:
“We are trying to adapt to our new routine as we have been repeatedly warned that this will be a long war so we have to be flexible and not plan ahead more than an hour or two.
We are so thrilled that Ori Megidish, the 19 year old kidnapped soldier from Qiryat Gat, was rescued.
Her mother works for the Municipality and therefore is well known and well loved.
Now we continue to pray that all the soldiers and hostages return safely”.
These photographs, taken on 30th October, show the result of our donations (no doubt, along with donations from others).
The fallout and long term consequences hardly bear thinking about.
All donations will be passed to the Qiryat Gat Foundation for use locally.
All spending will be monitored by our on the ground contact and you can be assured that funds raised will be used only to benefit the victims.
Donations can be made by BACS transfer to the BBUK bank Account;
Name of account: BBUK.
A/c Number: 00015064
by Credit Card
on the BBUK website:
Please use the reference YOUR NAME/ ISRAEL EMERGENCY
I look forward to your positive response and I will endeavour to keep you fully updated.
Thank you for responding to our call to all come together and so that we can help in the best way that we can.
Let us all pray for peace,