Jan. 7, 2016
- Israeli Disaster Relief Team Supporting UK Flood Victims Have “Become Heroes” – John Fisher
Residents in the flood-affected areas of Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Kirkgate in Leeds have been helped by four volunteers from IsraAID, an Israeli disaster relief charity, who flew in on Monday. The volunteers are working to repair homes and distribute blankets and food in the worst hit areas.
Team leader Navonel Glick said “people were shocked” when they realized we were from Israel. “When the victims realized we had actually travelled from Israel they couldn’t believe it. Suddenly they started to grin from ear to ear and then the reaction was, ‘Wow! Really? From Israel. You truly came to help us from Israel?'” The delegation have become heroes, with people pointing to them as they walk through the streets. Many have approached them to shake hands and express their gratitude. “We have another team waiting to be sent from Israel. We just have to assess where they are most needed.” (Jewish Chronicle-UK)