THE ARAVA

Bringing Color To The Isolated Desert

Arava

 

Arava Emergency Response Center

 

The Central Arava Emergency Response Center (ERC) serves as a central command station for the area, housing both police and fire personnel, gathering all essential emergency units, and allowing a more coordinated, efficient, prompt and functional response to any urgent event or crisis. The facility brings together volunteers and professionals to protect, guard, and save lives in this remote region, providing them with the tools, equipment, and knowledge.

 

Funding Opportunities

ELECTROCARDIOGRAM MACHINES: $1,800

This critical, life-saving device is needed for the region’s ambulances. Given the region’s extended territory, it is vital to have electrocardiogram devices available at the scene of an emergency.

DISPLAY SYSTEM:  $5,000

Essential screens and computers that comprises the region’s Command and Control computerized system, allowing operators to monitor cameras throughout the region simultaneously to help save lives during search, rescue, security, and life-saving missions.

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Arava Medical Center

 

Located in the heart of the Central Arava desert, this facility provides medical services to the 8,000 people living in the most isolated and remote region in Israel, as well as thousands of tourists and visitors. Due to the regions harsh climate and challenging topography, the medical teams must be prepared to handle emergencies with the proper equipment given the long distances to the closest urban center.

Funding Opportunities

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILATOR: $1,800

This device is one of the most important tools in saving the live of someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. They will be located strategically throughout public buildings in the region.

PORTABLE ULTRASOUND BUTTERFLY DEVICE:  $2,500

This portable device will be assigned to the region’s two general physicians to allow fast and potentially life-saving diagnosis.


SP PULSE OXIMETERS:  $3,600

 

Six oxygen saturation devices are needed to determine the oxygen saturation levels of patients that otherwise seem ok, to determine the emergency level and whether they need to travel by helicopter or ambulance to Soroka Hospital, 80 miles away

24/7 MEDICAL SHIFT:  $5,000

Cover the costs of a shift on the 24/7 medical call center, enabling medical support even at times that there typically is no medical service available.

 

 

Performance Arts Education in the Arava

 

As part of its effort to improve the quality of life in the Southern Arava, Jewish National Fund-USA is focusing on developing educational and cultural programs that meet the needs of local families, including the development of a STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). As part of this initiative, a new music program is transforming the Southern Arava’s students, enabling music education to become a fully integrated element of the education system in the region and offering access to the musical arts to all.

 

Funding Opportunities

PROVIDE A VIOLIN, VIOLA, AND TROMBONE: $1,800

PROVIDE A PIANO:  $2,500


COVER TUITION FOR 1 STUDENT FOR 1 YEAR:  $3,600

NAME A PRACTICE ROOM IN THE NEW MUSIC CENTER:  $5,000

For other giving levels and donation opportunities for the Arava, please contact Talia Tzour Avner at [email protected]

 

 

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