Renovating Bomb Shelters

SAFEGUARDING ISRAEL’S HOME FRONT

Renovating Bomb Shelters

BOMB SHELTERSWHAT FOR?

  • For close to ten years, the south of Israel has sustained major casualties as a result of continuous rocket attacks from nearby Gaza
  • Over 10,000 missiles have targeted the “Gaza envelope” region;  Sderot, just minutes from the border, has suffered from nearly daily rocket fire
  • During Operation Cast Lead (2008-9) rockets ravaged the area, killing, maiming, and destroying property
  • During the Second Lebanon War in 2006, Israel's north came under unprecedented rocket bombardment  
  • The current instability among Israel's neighbors underscores the need to be prepared for every eventuality 

WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO RENOVATE BOMB SHELTERS?

  • Old buildings lack protected rooms that are mandatory for all new construction   
  • Over the years, public shelters that were constructed in the early days of the State have fallen into a bad state of disrepair and lack basic amenities
  • With increased Palestinian rearming and ever more sophistical weaponry, rural settlements as well as cities such as Beer Sheva, Ashkelon, and Ashdod have come within rocket range of Gazan terrorists;  the range of fire from Israel's northern neighbors has similarly increased   

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • New electrical systems, emergency lighting, and ventilation will be installed
  • Water and plumbing infrastructures and washroom facilities will be built
  • Foundations and walls will be reinforced  

WHOM DO THEY HELP?

  • Israel's civilian population - Jews, Arabs, Christians, and minorities  
  • Over one million residents of the north and one million residents of the south who are within rocket fire range 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

A donation of $29,000 will renovate one medium-size public bomb shelter
A donation of  $40,000 will renovate one large public bomb shelter

Every dollar you contribute will help protect innocent men, women, and children from enemy attack!
Donate now  

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