This year’s Annual Campaign is aimed at raising funds to replace the 12 ambulances which were damaged and destroyed in the recent conflict in Israel.
MDA Israel has asked for funds to be raised urgently to replace the ambulances damaged during the recent Guardian of the Walls campaign when twelve ambulances were damaged during recent riots in Arab/Jewish towns.
Additionally, each year, due to significant wear and tear, Magen David Adom needs to replenish its fleet of ambulances with approximately 120 new vehicles. This was especially true in the past two years, with an unprecedented number of calls on MDA ambulances during COVID-19. MDA ambulances are in service on average for 7-10 years with a 10-year limitation as directed by the Ministry of Transportation. MDA ambulances are on call 24/7 and in certain major cities can treat as many as 9,000 patients per year in their lifetime of service.
The MDA Life Support Ambulance is an integral part of the organization’s ability to provide emergency lifesaving services. The ambulances are fully equipped with an array of medical equipment and staffed by a professional Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) acting as a driver-medic and volunteer medics and can treat a wide range of patients from traffic accident victims, different types of trauma, resuscitations, births, etc.
As an NGO and a non-profit organization MDA does not receive any funding from the State of Israel and all of its emergency vehicles, including its ambulances, are donated by generous donors from around the world. Thanks to these generous acts of philanthropy, the organisation is able to continue its lifesaving work in all parts of Israel assisting anyone and everyone in need!
For a confidential discussion regarding your donation, please contact Rivkah Lazarus on 9358 2521 or Rivkah@magendavidadom.org.au