Flooding in the Arava
How You Can Help
All of us at Jewish National Fund extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the 10 teens who lost their lives in the tragic flooding in the Arava this week. As we mourn this tragedy, we are also reminded of the imperative need for the Emergency Response Center we are building in this isolated area. To date, we have raised $1.8 million toward the $4 million needed for the facility. This tragedy also reminds us we need to double our efforts to build additional water reservoirs throughout the Arava to capture rainwater and reduce the devastating consequences of flash floods. Please join us in showing our support for this region now.
Scroll down for more on the Central Arava Emergency Response Center, Water Reservoirs, and video and images from the Arava.
Emergency Response Center
The Central Arava rescue team has been at the forefront of the rescue efforts in the Arava flood. The floods are highlighting the need for the Central Arava Emergency Center, which will bring together all emergency services (police, fire, medical) to coordinate communication and response in times of crisis and emergency.