OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES



  • 100% of the collected funds are distributed among victims of terror and wounded IDF soldiers in Israel.
  • We deliver help directly to the victims or their immediate family members by bank checks, mostly in person when possible.
  • We have minimal overhead expenses and maintain a separate account for administrative expenses. Board members and officers work as unpaid volunteers and cover all of the administrative expenses and the cost of their trips to Israel.
  • We give priority to the victims of the most recent terror attacks and recently wounded soldiers, though we also support the needy victims of prior attacks. Sometimes, we support wounded soldiers for several years after their injury, helping them to acquire a profession and become self-sustaining.
  • We provide relief to the needy victims of terror and wounded soldiers while they await to receive government assistance. Support during this time is vital because disability payments typically become available only after the process of rehabilitation is over which can take several months (or years).
  • We pay special attention to the wounded lone soldiers who came to Israel to serve in the IDF and don’t have family in Israel.
  • We don't differentiate among the victims of different ethnic or religious backgrounds. Among those who have received our assistance, there are people originating from all the countries of Jewish diaspora: Ethiopia, former USSR, France, US, Chile, etc. Since many Israeli Druze and Bedouins serve in the IDF and in the Israeli police, we support their families as well when they are wounded or killed on duty.
  • The important detailed information about the injured victims of terror or IDF soldiers is collected by our volunteer representative in Israel, Eleonora Shifrin, who is a well-known journalist. Ms. Shifrin delivers our checks to the victims or their immediate family members in person and maintains close contact with them. The moral support is very important for victims, especially if they don’t have family in Israel.
  • Some of our officers and Board members typically go to Israel 2-3 times a year. Together with Mrs. Shifrin, they visit the injured victims of terror or wounded soldiers either at hospitals or at home, update their information and deliver our bank checks to the designated individuals.
  • We maintain transparent accounting – summary financial reports are available on this website and detailed financial reports may be obtained from the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General by calling   (973) 504-6215   or on the internet at   http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm