When you support MAGEN DAVID ADOM, you are helping to save lives in Israel and in other nations when a disaster hits.
On Sunday, June 3, the Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupted. More than 100 people were killed as hot ash shot four miles into the air and then engulfed the surrounding villages. The 12,000-foot Volcán de Fuego (“Volcano of Fire”) is located about 27 miles from Guatemala City.
When news of the disaster reached Israel, the Foreign Ministry transferred funds to its embassy in Guatemala City to help supply medicine, food, and blankets for victims. An Israeli humanitarian aid delegation was also quickly dispatched.
MAGEN DAVID ADOM paramedic Tal Rabin was part of the medical team that arrived in Guatemala on Thursday, June 7.
“I literally dropped everything to go to Guatemala,” she said, “because I feel that whenever somebody is in need — whether in my backyard or across the world — and I can help even a little bit, that’s what I have to do as an Israeli, as a Jew, as a first responder and as a future doctor.”
Rabin is a twenty-eight-year-old paramedic based out of MAGEN DAVID ADOM’s Ramat Gan station. She has extensive experience dealing with mass-casualty events and was part of MAGEN DAVID ADOM’s humanitarian aid delegation to Nepal following that country’s 2015 earthquake.
“I am proud to be part of an Israeli delegation that is going to assist the wounded in the disaster in Guatemala,” Rabin said. “As a paramedic who loves the field very much, I have a desire to help people in distress. I feel that this is the right thing to do and it is a great privilege to help on this important mission.”
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and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Thank you for supporting MAGEN DAVID ADOM. Not only are you blessing the nation of Israel, but you are also blessing other nations like Guatemala and Nepal — you are literally blessing the whole world!