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Monday, November 05, 2012

Hurricane Sandy victims: Where's Obama? Help arrives from Israel instead

You're probably not aware of it unless you are in the area, but there are a lot of people in the New York City area who lost everything to Hurricane Sandy and still have no food, no water, no electricity and no place to live. President Obama promised to stand behind them, but....

While victims of Hurricane Sandy are begging for more help from the federal government, President Obama is playing politics on the campaign trail.

Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Memeorandum via Weekly Standard).

In the meantime, some victims of Sandy are getting help from Israel instead.
Israel Flying Aid, the Israeli global humanitarian organization which was first to land in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, has been distributing large supplies of gas to hospitals, food, batteries and generators to Hurricane Sandy victims.

"We have many years of disaster relief experience," said Israel Flying Aid North American Operations Manager Moti Kahana.
"Israel Flying Aid, in having Israelis on the ground here in New York and New Jersey, have made Israel the only foreign nation to provide humanitarian assistance to the US during this disaster. We are working in coordination with FEMA, local police, the American Red Cross and Jewish communities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut."
Kahana said that most of the efforts had been donated by Israelis living in the US and this enabled gas to be distributed to hospitals in New York and New Jersey.
Joel Leyden, an Israel Flying Aid Operations Specialist who was with the IFA in Haiti, has been working with the Greater Hartford Jewish Community to distribute both food and generators on Long Island.
"We had a convoy of food and generators move out of the Greater Hartford area early yesterday morning," said Leyden.


Israel Flying Aid, which is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that assists global communities after earthquakes and other natural and man made disasters, have saved lives in Japan, Haiti, Iraq, Turkey, South Sudan and the US after Hurricane Katrina.
Israel Flying Aid is requesting that all donations be sent to: P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds Inc., 317 Madison Avenue, Suite 607, New York, NY 10017.
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At 7:41 PM, Blogger BH in Iowa said...

OT: A slander conviction against Haaretz.


At 8:36 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

Here's a big part of the reason New York relief efforts are bogged down. The incredible New York Mayor Bloomberg doesn't want the National Guard helping out in New York. They're armed, you see, and Hizzoner HATES guns. Being a control freak, he only want "his" NYPD to have guns in New York. Even though in relief operations, the National Guard typically leave their arms in their armories. Their relief "arms" are trucks, generators, bulldozers, ambulances, Hummers AND trained, organized manpower in the tens of thousands.

But in any case, from one Yank to my Israeli friends, a big thank you for your help!

At 10:17 PM, Blogger dl.miley said...

Thank you IFA for your help.

At 7:56 AM, Blogger Diane Marie said...

Thank you, IFA for helping our people. G-d bless you!

At 7:57 AM, Blogger Diane Marie said...

IFA - thank you! G-d bless you!

At 9:04 AM, Blogger apple said...

I can't help those people because it's too far from here. But I think my prayers will reach them. :D

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