Ezer Mizion Elad Troops in Action

pr phoneEzer Mizion, the Caller ID reads.
“Are you available to drive a patient to the hospital today at four?” Eli’s forehead wrinkles in thought and he makes the calculations. “I’ll take it.”
His cell phone vibrates. “This is Dr. Kluger’s secretary,” You have an appointment in another two weeks but a slot became available today at four. Interested?”
Yes, very interested. His foot has been waiting for over a month to be seen by the overbooked, expert orthopedist. True, it’s nothing critical but the nagging pain… Perhaps he should cancel the volunteer trip? Just this once…
“No,” he heard himself say. “I’m booked this afternoon.”
A soldier in the Ezer Mizion army does not go AWOL. Continue reading Ezer Mizion Elad Troops in Action

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Behind the Wheel at Ezer Mizion

pr amb Shmuel Strauss interviewShmuel Strauss was hired as a driver. His job: to transport the elderly and disabled from here to there. But reading between the lines, he knew that an Ezer Mizion driver could do so much more.
“I often see the same people week after week and develop relationships,” he says. “One of my clients was a young mother of three whose husband had died four years ago. Now it was she who was battling for her life. I take her to the oncology clinic for treatment several times a week. Worries color her every waking hour. Will she…? What will be with her children afterwards…” Shmuel would speak warmly to her. His encouragement left her smiling, albeit wanly. One trip found her even more depressed than usual. Continue reading Behind the Wheel at Ezer Mizion

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On the Road to Life

ambulance IMG_2569Ezer Mizion’s eighteen ambulances and vehicles for transport of the disabled cruise Israel’s roads and highways almost twenty-four hours a day, providing service to as many patients and mobility-impaired as possible. For each of the passengers, this service is as indispensable as the air they breathe. Most of them are oncology or dialysis out-patients who must come to the hospital a few times a week for treatment. Some are transported by car by our thousands of volunteer drivers. For others, their physical condition precludes travel by car, even with assistance. Yet, for these patients, frequent hospital trips are essential to life. Travel via ambulance is the only option but ambulance transport is not covered by Kupat Cholim. The cost of one trip by private ambulance begins at about NIS 400. Continue reading On the Road to Life

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A Letter Meant for You, Our Dear Friends and Supporters

Hamodia, Israel
June 16, 2015
Saying “Thank You”
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We wanted to express our deep appreciation and publicly acknowledge the great and unique help tendered to us by Ezer Mizion, who is at the ready any time we have to take our wheelchair-bound mother to medical treatments, family occasions, and so on.
We cannot even imagine how we would manage without them. May Hashem pay them their just reward!
Family C.
Jerusalem

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A Posting Meant for You, Our Dear Friends and Supporters

pr amb row 1690_ne_related_content_a_pic_4dfbeRachel Gemara: Had an amazing experience last summer when an ezer mitzion ambulance took me and my patient from Shaarei tzedeck Jerusalem to bnei brak for her brothers wedding. It was completely last minute and the driver and organizers were incredible. My patient passed away 3 weeks later and this was the last simcha she was able to attend. We could not have done it without ezer mitzion! They truly are angels – I’ll never forget the chessed you did for this family. Gd bless.

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A Letter Meant for You, Our Friends and Supporters

Ashdod Bakotarot – Letters to the Editor

Thank You Ezer Mizion – People of Chessed
On several occasions, I have had the opportunity to benefit from the services of Rabbi Zevulun Baruchi shlita, director of Ezer Mizion’s transport services for rides to hospitals. Anything I could write would not portray the full dimension of my appreciation and the extent of my admiration for him and the special work that he and all the people at Ezer Mizion do.
One call about the need for a ride and Zevulun immediately rallies to the cause, doing above and beyond anything expected of him, all hours of the day. [A big pat on the back to the volunteer drivers in this Ezer Mizion’s network, too – may there be many more like you!]
One time, when I called, I mentioned that there are some parents in the hospital who are so worried about their sick children that they don’t eat a thing. And Zevulun, with his huge heart, responded immediately, and without thinking, said: “Don’t worry. I’ll make sure to pamper them with the best food there is.” Continue reading A Letter Meant for You, Our Friends and Supporters

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I Already Volunteer, How about You?

Hashikmah Lemehadrin

July 16, 2014

 

Chessed by the Way, on the Way

I wanted to tell you about an amazing project I am a part of: Across the country, there are more than 50 Ezer Mizion “What’s Up” groups, in which car owners are asked to offer their volunteer assistance in transport services, giving people a lift to hospitals around the country (when they are anyway on the way out of the city or back to the city, offering them an unusual, “no-sweat” chessed opportunity). There are already some 1500 volunteer members in these groups, who are privileged to help dozens of people every day, at the average count of 500 cases a week!!!

In these groups, exchanges are carried out for this purpose alone, without any idle chatter, all in order to maintain the momentum and attract more chessed-seeking drivers who want to offer their help without unwanted interruptions.

To join a group in the Ayalon region, send a message to Yehuda Mizrachi 054-817-7253.

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Tu B’shvat Party for Golden-Agers

pr golden tu b'shvat 2014 Rambam school entertainment 9838_276795542473389_1522440271_npr golden Tu B'Shvat 2014 Rambam SchoolEzer Mizion’s Golden Age Division conducted a Tu Bishvat Party in Herzliya. Included in the program were Rambam School children who performed and sang for/with the participants. their enthusiasm was contagious, causing many participants to join in t e songs. The festivities were attended by Mr. Zvi Weiss, deputy mayor of Herzliya.

Ezer Mizion’s Ambulance and Transport division were recruited to bring mobility impaired and elderly who were not able to get there on their own.

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15 Minutes

Photo: Today, Yisrael was being transported in an Ezer Mizion ambulance from Petach Tikvah to Jerusalem, where he had a doctor's appointment. The trip went unusually quickly and as they approached Jerusalem, they saw that there were another fifteen minutes left before the scheduled appointment. Yisrael asked the driver, Yair Ozeri, to take the opportunity and stop by the gravesite of the prophet Samuel on the outskirts of Jerusalem, where he had not had a chance to pray for years. Keep in mind that due to his medical condition, the only way for Yisrael to get around is by ambulance and he leaves the house only for medical purposes…This is also an opportunity to thank the volunteers at the Petach Tikvah branch of Ezer Mizion for their warm embrace and the daily assistance they give Yisrael throughout the year.
Doctor visits. Not very exciting but for Yisroel, those are the only times he steps out of his routine.  Unable to do what most of us take for granted-hop on a bus and go wherever we like-Yisroel is dependent on others for every move. This week was special for him. The Ezer Mizion driver arrived in Jerusalem 15 minutes ahead of schedule. For Yisroel, those fifteen minutes were a surprise gift. His relationship with the driver, and all Ezer Mizion drivers, was that of a friend and he felt perfectly comfortable in suggesting that they use the time to stop of at the gravesite of Samuel, the prophet , to pray. The driver was thrilled at the opportunity to give Yisroel that extra something. You see, the inside of an Ezer Mizion driver is not comprised of nickels and dimes. Inside, he is one big heart.



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I’ll Pay You Back, I Promise!

I used to be normal. Just a regular guy with a wife and kids. Helping out with the shopr amb Yoram promise of payback 1174986_236652446487699_1470146364_npping, a family trip to the park to play ball—these were everyday events, hardly a blip on my radar screen. Then everything changed. At the age of 34, I discovered I had M.S.  Like a thief in the night, the M.S. stole my happiness. I went from a healthy adult who can walk on his own feet to a cripple in a wheelchair.  A cripple who cannot do anything for himself. Continue reading I’ll Pay You Back, I Promise!

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