A KC Special from Eshkol
December 13, 2019
As the Israeli region bordering the Gaza strip, Eshkol is essentially an active warzone. They constantly cycle through periods of escalation and just weeks before our interview experienced an emergency encounter where 170 rockets fell in the Eshkol region alone. Yet, they remain. “I feel fortunate to live in Israel today and not 80 years ago in Europe. I feel fortunate that I live in a country that is a democratic country, and I have an army that is doing everything that they could possibly do to defend our people,” says Mother and resident, Michal Uziyahu.
1. How often do militant rocket attacks happen in Israel?
2. How many children under 18 live in the Eshkol Region?
3. Why do these families choose to remain in communities like this in Israel?
4. How long do residents in these areas have to make it to cover once they hear the alarms sound?
5. What can a center like the Eshkol Regional Trauma Center do for children and families like Michal’s?
We’ve committed to building a new Eshkol Region Trauma Center. These unique facilities have proven to bring healing, happiness, and hope to families living in such areas. Staffed with trained therapists, residents young and old have a place to seek professional help learning to process and cope with the day in and day out stress unlike anything you or I can imagine. Equipped with an indoor playground, and built with reinforced walls to withstand attacks, families can seek shelter and children will have a safe place to play during extended periods of attack. Designed to include a community center and social gathering areas, old and young alike, especially the hundreds of Holocaust survivors living in Eshkol, will have a common place to gather.
Help us provide comfort to Israel. Answer the call of God to “Comfort, yes, comfort My People” (Isaiah 40:1).