January 1, 2009
War In Israel – How We All Can Help
Yesterday, as the year 2008 was coming to a close we received the following email from Barbara Silverman, the founder and inspiration behind A Package From Home. Barbara founded A Package From Home immediately after the start of the terror attacks in 2000. Dedicated to helping Israel’s chayalim bodedim (lone soldiers) and other soldiers, Barbara, with the help of volunteers, prepares packages which contain both essentials and some "treats" to provide some comfort to those who serve on the front lines. Now, more than ever, Barbara’s packages are so important to the soldiers’ physical and emotional well-being. While the following letter was written on December 31, we know that Barbara will continue to provide packages as long as the funds are available. If you can help, we urge you to do so…it is not an insignificant act on the part of those who want to help Israel’s soldiers as they protect the country.