The Shomrim Society's campaign to donate a Medicycle to Magen David Adom is gaining traction. We recently passed the $2,000 mark, but we still have a long way to go before MDA can put this vital equipment into service on the streets of Israel. We're asking our members and friends to donate generously. You can also help by sending this page via email to your friends, families, and other contacts.
MDA is Israel's national organization responsible for emergency pre – hospital medical care and blood services. MDA serves over half a million sick or injured people per year. MDA responds to terror attacks, road accidents, and illnesses and injuries in homes, workplaces and public spaces.
2018 would be a great year to add a Medicycle to MDA's fleet. It's MDA's centennial year, and it marks the 25th anniversary of Shomrim's donation of an ambulance to MDA. Symbolically, 18 is the numerical value of the letters in the Hebrew word "Chai" which means life. Help save lives, and honor or remember somebody special, by giving to our campaign.
Emergency care - whether it's basic first aid or the most advanced techniques - is most effective when professionals and their equipment reach the patient quickly. Medicycles allow MDA staff, many of whom are volunteers, to travel swiftly from their stations, their jobs, or their homes to the scene of an emergency. On Medicycles, these dedicated public servants can overcome the challenges posed by rough terrain, narrow paths and urban congestion to start lifesaving treatment in a fraction of the time that would be needed by a crew traveling in a traditional ambulance.
MDA's motto is "Tamid Rishonim - Always First." Please join us in supporting MDA's efforts to deliver the best care available as quickly as possible. Donate online, or send your check, payable to American Friends of Magen David Adom to: Shomrim Society, c/o Stuart Portner, 550H Grand Street, Apartment 12B, New York, NY 10002.