Zaka Volunteers Take Disabled Children Out On Special Jeep Tour


zakaIn celebration of Chanukah, over eighty volunteers from ZAKA’s Jeep Unit together with the Home Front Command’s rescue unit and Mishan Lamarpe took disabled Israeli children out on a special fun day aboard ZAKA’s ATVs.

In a convoy of 80 ZAKA ATVs, normally used in search and rescue missions, the children enjoyed a two-hour trek into Maccabbee country in the area of Modi’in, followed by a festive dinner in the countryside and a musical performance by singer Haim Israeli.

Following the dinner, and in keeping with tradition, the volunteers and children lit an over-sized menorah.

ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi Zahav said, “For the second year in a row, we at ZAKA are delighted to bring light and laughter into the lives of these special children, who wait for these activities with great anticipation. This community outreach gives us strength for the entire year.”

Founded in 1995 by Yehuda Meshi-Zahav,¬†ZAKA is Israel’s dominant non-governmental lifesaving, rescue and recovery¬†organization, with over 1500 volunteers deployed around the country. On call 24/7, volunteers are ready to respond to any terror attack, disaster or accident immediately, professionally and with the necessary equipment. With specialist units spread throughout the country, the ZAKA volunteers are equipped to reach any emergency incident as quickly as possible, thereby saving precious time and lives. The UN-recognized ZAKA International Rescue Unit has assisted at natural disasters, plane crashes and terror attacks throughout the world.

{Yair Israel}