Olim Fund of the Galilee
December 2003 Report

Shalom Dear Contributors and friends of the Olim Fund,

Thanks to your continuing generosity and loving outreach we were able to conclude 2003 with another good month of blessings for our olim families who continue in great need.

This has been a wonderful time of growth and new happenings, both now and in the immediate future:

1. We have decided to form an official tax free Israeli Charity ("Amutah") to give us more flexibility of working with Word of Life and the Olim Fund of North America. We are doing this in anticipation of some projected significant increased cash inflow.

2. As we enter this "official" status, we are changing our name to "The Olim Fund of Israel" in order to allow us to reach out to other parts of the country as more funds become available.

3. Jacob Weinberg, a new olim from the United States and a retired business man with many skills has agreed to join our Board of Advisors and he is most welcome and appreciated.

4. My 3 disc DVD college level teaching developed for Faith Seminary and the general Christian Church entitled "The Jewish Origins of Christianity" will be mass marketed by Sid Roth of Messianic Vision starting, hopefully in March. All profit flowing to Israel from this venture will be donated to the Fund.

Finally, on behalf of the Board of Advisors I wish you all a wonderful and productive new year. You can be sure that blessings will flow to you from the storehouse in heaven as you continue to bless His people Israel.

Following is the report of distributions for December 2003.

With love and blessings,

Bob Fischer


OLIMFUND OF THE GALILEE

December 2003,DISTRIBUTION

Family Size
Location
Monthly Income
Overview of Situation Funded
Gift

5

Hadera

$1457

Family withthree young children fell into great debt during time of unemployment and non-functioning government agency due to strike. Head of family again employed. One time gift to help them recover to solvency.

 

$464

3

Hadera

nil

Unemployed widow with daughter and granddaughter living at home. Unemployment benefits pending but held up due to strike. Both adults are desperately looking for work. One time gift to tide them over.

 

$464

4

Hadera

$1314

We helped this family last year when their first child was born with spino bifida and needed a walking prosthetic device. Now they have a second child and have no means to purchase a double stroller so they can take family walks. One time gift to buy them this stroller.

 

$325

4

Hadera

$1346

Young couple with two young children were forced to relocate to Hadera in order to accept part time jobs yielding just enough to provide for the bare necessities. They are unable to fund a wardrobe for the children who are consequently living out of suitcases. One time gift to buy them a wardrobe.

 

$464

4

Haifa

$673

Divorced woman with three teenagers living at home .Her ex-husband is in prison for drug related crime. She is in ill health and is unable to work. She recently lost the apartment they were buying due to default of mortgage and is now desperately trying to survive in a small apartment. One time gift to help her pay required advance rent.

 

$464

5

Nesher

$348

Head of family has a failing business that has produced no income for four months. Spouse injured hand and had to quite her part time job for two months. Family has fallen into great debt and needs help to provide even the most basic food, rent and utilities.

One time gift.

 

$464

3

Nazareth Illit

nil

Head of family being divorced by spouse because of spiritual mismatch. He is a believer, she isnít. After they separated she ran up a huge debt that he is responsible to pay. He just found a full time job after several months of unemployment. One time gift to help him recover solvency.

$464

1

Nazareth Illit

$351

Divorced single woman in ill health working part time cleaning houses. She is unable to make ends meet and has fallen in debt. One time gift to provide food and other basic necessities.

 

$464

2

Nazareth Illit

$348

Divorced mother of college student survives with part time work but insufficient income to pay even minimum college expenses of her son who is also unable to work since he must spend all his extra time learning Hebrew. One time gift.

 

$464

4

Nazareth Illit

$835

Family with two young children unable to pay for school expenses and have an emergency need to replace their kitchen sink that somehow cracked and is no longer functional. One time gift.

 

$464

4

Karmiel

$696

An independent translator has been unable to open a business file that allows him to work due to the just concluded three-month long government workers strike. Hence, although work was available for him, he could not legally pursue it and his family has fallen into great debt as a result. This is a one time gift to help them recover from this situation.

 

$464

1

Haifa

$278

Single man has recently been promised a job but his marginal government support is insufficient for his to buy a pair of eye glasses which he desperately needs. One time gift.

 

$232

2

Haifa

$93

Divorced mother with teenager ceased receiving government assistance during prolonged just ended strike. She is desperately looking for work and has fallen into very hard times. One time gift to provide basic necessities until situation is resolved.

 

$464

2

 

Haifa

$401

Widow with invalid son living at home has been unable to find work and has run up a considerable debt. One time gift to help meet basic survival needs.

 

$364

 

 

 

 

 

Total monthly gifts

 

 

$6025


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Copyright 2003 by Raymond Robert Fischer