Jerusalem Fund Sends $100,000 in Medical Equipment to GazaWednesday, May 20, 2009
Sends $100,000 in Medical Equipment to
For Immediate Release
Contact: Samar Assad
Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2009) - The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development (The Fund) purchased medical equipment worth $107,783, which will be used to assist in the relief of civilian victims in the Gaza Strip. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip is the recipient organization of the Fundís humanitarian assistance donation.
In January 2009, the Fund launched several fundraiser campaigns for Gaza in response to Israelís military offensive against 1.5 million Palestinian civilians enclosed in the coastal territory.
ďThe Jerusalem Fund wants to thank its loyal donors who have been with us for many years and because of them we are able to carry out our humanitarian work. I want to specifically thank the Arab community in Houston, Texas for their pivotal effort in the purchase of the medical items,Ē said Jerusalem Fund Treasurer Dr. Eid Mustafa.
The Fundís Humanitarian Link program fundraises and gives thousands of dollars annually in grants to hospitals, orphanages, clinics, schools, universities and civil society organizations in Palestine and in refugee camps in the diaspora to assist the Palestinian people. It also launches emergency aid campaigns to help Palestinians meet the challenges of life under occupation.
For more information about the Fundís Humanitarian Link program and the Fundís other programs, the Palestine Center and Gallery, visit www.thejerusalemfund.org.
The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., that maintains three programs. The Palestine Center hosts educational briefings and publishes analysis of the Palestinian experience and U.S. policy in the region. The Humanitarian Link provides short-term grants on a quarterly basis to humanitarian organizations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and surrounding refugee camps. The Jerusalem Fund Gallery hosts art exhibits, workshops, film screenings, concerts and more that showcase the rich artistic heritage of the region.