ZAKA teams are working around the clock in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and are in urgent need of protective gear to protect our volunteers. We cannot ask our volunteers to expose themselves without the right personal protective gear.
Help today with a $50 donation to purchase one protective kit for a ZAKA volunteer.
ZAKA teams need specialized personal protection equipment to continue to serve Israel amidst the growing Coronavirus emergency. In one recent incident, an Israeli in quarantine suffered a medical emergency and died in his home. While the cause of death was unknown, no emergency services were willing to enter the premises. For hours, the Jewish body was lying on the floor since the ambulance squad was afraid of coming in contact with COVID-19. The Ministry of Health immediately turned to ZAKA for help.
A select team of dedicated ZAKA volunteers, after being offered protective gear from other emergency services, conducted an operation to recover the body and transported it to the Forensic facilities. Tests showed the person was not infected with Coronavirus and once again, ZAKA ensured for a proper and dignified treatment of a Jewish body.
ZAKA is Israel’s primary rescue and recovery volunteer organization. The UN-recognized ZAKA International Rescue Unit operates at mass casualty incidents around the world.
Please help today with the ZAKA Coronavirus Emergency Response