Olim Fund of the Galilee
February 2004 Report

February 2004

Shalom Dear Contributors and friends of the Olim Fund,

Out hearts go out in great thanksgiving to you all who have made these great blessings a reality. Donations continue to grow as the Olim fund reaches out to rescue an ever growing number of new immigrants to Israel from survival threatening situations. I am thrilled to report that a total of $10,220 in February was used to bless 22 especially hurting families throughout the Land.

By way of a monthly update:

1. Our application to make the fund, operating under the new name of "the Olim fund of Israel" awaits governmental approval which we are assured is only a formality and will soon be forthcoming. We are expecting to begin operating out of this more formal structure starting in March when we will issue checks to the recipients rather than cash.

2. My DVD college level teaching developed for Faith Seminary and the general Christian Church entitled "The Jewish Origins of Christianity" to be mass marketed by Sid Roth of Messianic Vision has now been fully funded and all technical issues have been resolved. Thus, this new offering will be introduced for sale possibly as soon as late next month. The DVD set will retail for $59.95. For those wishing to get fully accredited and transferable college credit for the course, Faith Seminary has agreed to provide this service for less than half the cost of their regular tuition.

3. Along with our new "Amutah" (formal Charity) status, we have published an updated brochure for distribution to potential new donors. Should any of you want some of these for distribution in your respective churches or elsewhere, please e-mail your requests and addresses to me and I will send them to you.

Following is the report of distributions for February 2004.

With love and blessings,

Bob Fischer

OLIMFUND OF THE GALILEE

February 2004,DISTRIBUTION

Family Size
Location
Monthly Income
Overview of Situation Funded
Gift

 

2

 

Haifa

 

$764

Divorced mother of 12 year old became critically ill.An administrative error caused non-payment of her unemployment benefit, thus causing the family a serious short term survival situation in that they are unable to pay the rent, buy food, etc.

 

$339

 

2

 

Haifa

 

$564

Adult daughter living with widowed mother. Daughter just returned from the United States where she went for extended period to take care of critically ill family member. When she returned, she was unable to get her government support reinstated and she has not yet been able to find work.

$451

3

Hadera

$948

Divorced mother of two teenage daughters is unable to pay for school books for her children and for urgently needed dental care for herself.

$226

4

Nahariya

$722

Pastor of small Russian congregation is threatened with legal action by town council for his non-payment of city apartment taxes. This gift is to prevent this action and subsequent eviction of the family from their home.

 

$564

5

Akko

$900

Non payment of utility bills threatens discontinuance of these services to a family of five struggling to survive. This is a one time gift to help them survive.

$339

2

Haifa

$339

Unemployed, divorced mother of a teenager. Both are in critical need of dental care. This gift will provide for enough help to relieve their immediate pain and suffering.

$451

1

Haifa

$226

Young unmarried woman earning small income from part time work unable to survive. She has accrued great debt and is now unable to pay her rent, utilities and buy even minimum food, etc.

$451

1

Haifa

$352

Pensioner widow in serious need of medical and dental care well beyond her financial means. This gift is to pay for immediate utility bills, replace broken glasses and to initiate dental care.

$667

3

Karmiel

$564

Divorced mother of ten year old twin girls receives no support from her former husband. She has fallen into serious ill health and is unable to work. She is now under threat of having her daughters taken from her and made wards of the state. This gift is to help her meet the most immediate of her family survival needs.

$667

2

Migdal-ha-Emek

$339

Young mother of three year old in process of getting a divorce. She receives no support from her husband and only a small government stipend. She has accumulated a large debt for food bought on credit, and her utilities are about to be turned off due to non-payment.

$667

2

Afula

$564

Unemployed couple in their late fifties have provided long term care and recently funeral costs for an aged mother. This has set them behind in paying their rent for two months and they are now under great pressure to resolve this situation.

$451

3

Afula

$745

New immigrant family with seven year old son remain in government provided language training and are thus unable to work. Their apartment is practically empty and there is no heating system. This gift is to provide them with a washing machine and an electric room heater.

$564

12

Haifa

$1320

Unemployed couple with ten children ranging in age from 8 months to 12 years is in serious financial situation. They are barely able to pay for food and have fallen behind in their rent. Head of family in urgent need of false teeth and other family members require immediate dental care. They are unable to pay for even the basic medical care in the face of illness since they are not subscribed to the government medical care program because they have been unable to pay even the modest cost of subscribing to this program.

$476

6

Haifa

$120

Head of family recently lost his job and has not yet received unemployment payment. Family with four young children in dire situation since there is no money for food or other survival level expenses. This gift is to help them survive until cash flow is reinstated.

$564

2

Akko

nil

Older couple unemployed since October 2003 has not yet received governmental assistance due to administrative errors. They are in great debt and are now unable to provide even the minimum survival needs for themselves.

$451

3

Haifa

$789

Older couple with teenage son has been providing care for aged mother who is seriously ill and requires 24 hour care and sizable medical expenses. Wife is thus unable to work and husbandís income is not sufficient to meet even the minimum needs, much less these added medical expenses.

$451

3

Haifa

$902

Young couple with new born infant has just completed language training and head of family is eagerly seeking work. They are unable to buy even minimum furniture. This gift is to buy them a washing machine.

$451

5

Haifa

$684

Head of family in bad health and unable to work. Wife desperately looking for a job. Their bed is broken and virtually unusable. This gift is to buy a new bed for them.

$451

1

Haifa

$428

Single man recently incurred unforeseen moving expenses beyond his capacity to pay. One time gift to help him recover from this situation.

$339

5

Haifa

$699

Head of familyís part time income is not sufficient to meet the familyís basic survival needs. This gift is to help them survive until he and/or she can find an increased source of income.

 

$339

1

Tiberias

$450

Young single woman has only minimum apartment furniture. This gift is to provide her with a refrigerator.

$451

1

Tiberias

$428

This is the final payment to our affiliated local dental clinic for the care of a single new immigrant woman who has received extensive treatment.

 

$410

 

 

 

Monthly total

 

$10,220

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