Olim Fund of the Galilee
March 2003 Report

Shalom dear donors and treasured friends of the Olim Fund of the Galilee,

I once again had the great blessing of participating in the March  meeting of the Olim Fund Board last evening whereat we were,  for the first time, able to meet, at least to some extent, all of the  qualifying requests for urgently needed survival level financial assistance that had come to us this month.  A summary of these distributions and earlier reports are also posted on our web site at www.olimpublications.com

I can't tell you what a thrill it is for us to be serving as a conduit of your blessings to my people who have boldly made Aliyah to the Land and who are having a time of special need as they adjust to their new home.

These are very difficult times in Israel as we stand ready for a potentially devastating  war to begin at any moment. What a great blessing it is for the ones you have so generously blessed with these gifts to know that people like you care about them and love them enough to help in this life sustaining way.

I again want to thank each of you personally, with all of my heart for your very great and continued generosity in helping us meet these needs. Truly I could feel your love for Israel and my people as I personally put shekel notes into envelopes and marked the names of those fortunate individuals and families who you have helped so much in these troubled times here in the Land.

A simple thank you on behalf of these dear ones and our Board is obviously very inadequate to share our profound gratitude for your help. May you rightfully be filled with great joy as you contemplate the many blessings you have made possible through your generosity.

We have now distributed all of our available funds and are trusting the Lord for His continued provision through your continued support of this outreach to which we have been called by Him.

It is wonderful to be assured that the Lord God of Israel knows your heart and that He, according to His Word, will bless you greatly.

With love in Him,

Bob Fischer

OLIMFUND OF THE GALILEE

March 2003,DISTRIBUTION

Family Size
Location
Monthly Income
Overview of Situation Funded
Gift

3

Haifa

$682

Unemployed divorced mother of two teenagers desperately looking for work unable to pay monthly rent..

$314

3

Haifa

$837

Pastor of Russian Congregation unable to afford replacement for unrepairable washing machine.

$314

2

Nahariya

$293

Single mother not paid support by government for two months due to administrative error

$209

5

Haifa

$460

Unemployed family head not paid $460 support by government for two months due to administrative delay. Unable to provide basic needs for survival, food, rent, etc.

$523

2

Haifa

$698

Elderly retired couple forced to relocate to smaller, less expensive apartment. Need help with moving expenses and minimum furnishings.

$523

4

Haifa

$640

Pastorís wife with serious dental problems needs long postponed otherwise unaffordable full mouth attention to relieve constant pain.

$418

1

Nazareth Illit

$314

Single man working part time with insufficient funds to pay rent and other survival level needs.

$209

3

Haifa

$409

Single mother with two children had cataract surgery but unable to afford post operative corrective glasses

$209

3

Haifa

$544

Family head is full time university student. Unable to pay rent for past two months.

$314

3

Haifa

$628

New olim family with one child living at home cannot afford to buy washing machine.

$314

3

Haifa

$740

Divorced mother of two has not received monthly support ($740)from government for two months. Unable to make mortgage payment.

$314

3

Hadera

$732

Unemployed head of family with chronically sick young child. Needs special medical care not available from governmentfunded program.

$418

1

Hadera

$700

Single woman in serious debt resulting in marginal capability to meet normal living expenses. One time love gift.

$314

2

Hadera

$641

Adult single daughter living with seriously and chronically ill mother with a host of various medical problems. Needs help with growing medical expenses not provided by the government.

$418

3

Haifa

$481

Professional gardener with one new infant and unemployed wife unable to afford some basic tools of his trade in order to conduct his business.

$418

6

Haifa

$732

Head of large family working part time but total income insufficient to meet basic family survival needs. Children need support for school payments and clothing. Family has difficulty buying even minimum required food.

 

$209

1

Haifa

$272

Unemployment benefit ($272) to single man delayed due to administrative error. Unable to pay rent or buy food.

$314

4

Haifa

$628

Family with two children in college. Monthly expenses greatly exceed monthly income, thus difficulty in providing even basic family survival needs.

$418

5

Nazareth Illit

$439

Both parents of three children in school unable to meet education expenses while providing basic survival needs.

$418

5

Haifa

$121

Family of five has run out of Aliyah benefits and remains unemployed. Meager child support allowance does not begin to meet basic survival needs. Both parents have no employable skills and are desperately looking for any kind of work.

$314

 

 

 

 

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$6,902

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Copyright 2002 by Raymond Robert Fischer