Operation Carmel Renewal: From Black to Green
Dear JNF family,
Today marks two years since one of the worst tragedies in the history of the state of Israel, the Carmel fire, which took the lives of 44 people. Since then there have been many fires. Israel fire and rescue services have responded to more then 150,000 calls. Home fires, forest fires, motor vehicle accidents, terror and rocket attacks and so much more. Although our brave fire fighters have been long forgotten by the press, we, you, JNF, our family has not forgotten them for one second. Today is a time to reflect and remember. To remember the ones who have lost their lives. To reflect on what we have done and on what we still can do.
Over the last two years, together we have made Israel a safer place. The new fire trucks, equipment, scouts program fire stations and so much more have made a crucial difference in Israel. Every fire fighter in Israel knows who JNF is – and what JNF has done for Israel.
Let’s take a minute to stop and remember, Elad Riven, Uri Samindiev and Dani Chayat – the three fire fighters who sacrificed their lives in an attempt to save others. Let’s commit to the future together – to make sure another tragedy like this can never and will never happen again.
Together we are making a difference each and every day!!! Thank you for being part of Israel's fire fighters.
On December 2, 2010 the deadliest forest fire in Israel’s history broke out on the Carmel Mountain Range near the city of Haifa. The fire spread rapidly and burned for nearly four days, claiming the lives of 44 people, severely damaging homes and property, and consuming an estimated five million trees.
As soon as the magnitude of the fire became clear, JNF launched Operation Carmel Renewal: From Black to Green, an emergency fundraising campaign to repair the vast environmental damage to the Carmel and provide firefighters with much-needed supplies. To date, nearly $5 million has been raised in support of this effort. Funds are being used to purchase trucks and equipment for fire departments and forestry units across Israel as well as to begin the long process of rehabilitating the Carmel's landscape. Please show your support today. Together, we will enhance the rescue capabilities of Israel's firefighters and turn the Carmel from black to green.
Show your support for Israel's firefighters and the State of Israel. Make your donation now.
What can I do?
1) Help JNF cultivate and rejuvenate the forests until they are restored to their original beauty.
2) Provide firefighters with much-needed equipment and replace supplies that were depleted during the fight.
3) Create your own firefighting equipment fundraising page for your group or synagogue.
4) Create your own forest renewal fundraising page for your group or synagogue.
Get involved and Donate to Operation Carmel Renewal: From Black to Green. For naming opportunities call your local office at 888-JNF-0099.