YadSarahVans in High Demand
This week we celebrate Israel’s 71st Independence Day, as well as solemnly mark Remembrance Day for our Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror. As usual, we at Yad Sarah seek ways to be involved in the community and to support our bereaved families during this very difficult and emotional time.
This year, as in the past, we are offering the services of our specially equipped YadSaraVans to transport bereaved family members in wheelchairs to the cemeteries of their loved ones. Our volunteer drivers are joined by young people from local high schools who wait at the entrances of the cemeteries to accompany the bereaved families to the graves.
Please see article below for further details.
In order to continue to answer the special needs within our community, we need 5 more YadSaraVans at this time, at a cost of US $105,000 per van.
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We Support Our Bereaved Families
Yad Sarah is prepared to enable bereaved family members who are wheelchair bound to visit their loved ones’ graves in the military cemeteries on Remembrance Day for Fallen IDF Soldiers and Victims of Terror. YadSaraVans throughout the country will take them to the cemeteries and back – for free.
This is our contribution – to cherish and assist the families who lost their loved ones,” says Yad Sarah Founder Uri Lupolianski. The drivers and vans will take people to the military cemeteries at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem and Kiryat Shaul in Tel Aviv as well as in Haifa and Be’er Sheva. The specially equipped vans have an elevator for wheelchairs and regular seating for additional family members.
In addition, volunteer high school students with wheelchairs and scooters will wait at the entrance to the military cemetery on Mount Herzl and offer to take people who have difficulty walking to the graves of their loved ones.
In addition, the Frenkel Emergency Medical Center, adjacent to the Mount Herzl cemetery, will operate on a limited basis throughout the day.