Giving during the Corona Crisis (Covid 18 campaign 2020)

The giving process during the corona crisis and closures was carried out according to criteria set beforehand and the cases were examined by the Giving Committee. The purpose of the process was to give support to those who have been financially affected directly from the crisis.  Layoffs, closure of businesses, significant decrease in income of businesses which resulted in an inability to pay living expenses, education, health and debts were examples of such cases.

The following is a description of some of the cases:

Couple + 13 children (from 9 to 19 months).

Believers, serving the Lord, raising exemplary children. The father is a ceramic artist, with a rather low salary, living modestly. Due to the Corona crisis, his business closed and they found themselves in a very difficult situation.

 

Donation given: NIS 5,000

Single woman, 28 years old, member of her congregation for 4 years.

From the age of 20 she worked to help the difficult financial situation at home. Due to the parents' mismanagement of money a debt was created which she took on. She works as a teacher-help in a school but did not get a salary during the holidays due to the closures. She asked for help paying off some of the debt in the bank.

Donation given: 3,500 NIS

Single parent + 3 children (12,13,19) and a believer for 18 years.

Over the years she managed financially working as domestic help in a hospital but due to back problems she could not continue and moved to work in nursing care where the salary is lower. During the Corona crisis, working hours decreased significantly, and it became difficult to pay living expenses: mortgages and property taxes.

Donation given: 4,000 NIS

Former Muslim, mother of 5 children.

A pastor at an Arabic speaking congregation appealed to us for support for a woman in their congregation, who needed a computer for online studies which she was unable to purchase.

Donation given: 2,500 NIS for the purchase of a computer.

A Single man, 23 years old, first-year university engineering student from large family (14 children).

His father is the sole breadwinner in the house and earns a minimum wage which does not allow parents to help with tuition. Due to the Corona crisis, the son was unable to find work, which prevented him from paying for his tuition.

Donation given: 4,000 NIS

Couple + 5 children, members of a congregation for 5 years, active in many areas of service.

The father had to go into quarantine twice which significantly reduced their income. In addition, the mother worked until August 2020 in casual jobs but due to the crisis was unable to find any more such jobs. Their cost of living went up due to constantly being at home (food, electricity, water) preventing them from paying rent and other basic expenses.

Donation given: 3,000 NIS

Couple + 4 children, owners of a garage.

Their income has been drastically reduced since the beginning of the Corona crisis. The wife, who assists in a kindergarten, could only work a few hours during that time as well. The family was in big financial difficulties due to the crisis.

Donation given: 5,000 NIS

A Messianic Organization.

This organization trains worship in the body of Messiah through music lessons with various instruments, workshops, praise evenings, musical and visual productions, etc.  The Corona crisis caused a dramatic drop in their revenues. They needed financial assistance to help them to continue and settle into a new venue.

Donation given: 5,000 NIS