Rachel's Personal Page
Richard S. Gerber and Laurie A. Kleinman
On December 2, 2010 the deadliest forest fire in Israel’s history broke out on the Carmel Mountain Range near the city of Haifa. The fire spread rapidly and burned for nearly four days, claiming the lives of 44 people, severely damaging homes and property, and consuming an estimated five million trees.
As soon as the magnitude of the fire became clear, JNF launched Operation Carmel Renewal: From Black to Green, an emergency fundraising campaign to repair the vast environmental damage to the Carmel and provide firefighters with much-needed supplies.
I have an amazing opportunity to volunteer in Israel and raise money for Jewish National Fund and Operation Carmel Renewal through their Alternative Break program. I would be spending the whole of Spring Break in Israel making a difference in the lives of the citizens who live there. Israel has always held a special place in my heart and I'm so excited for the opportunity to return and give back a little of what it gave to me.
But I can't do it alone. As part of my participation, I have committed to raising at least $1,500 to support JNF’s work to develop the land of Israel through a variety of multifaceted initiatives from sustainable development projects like the one I will be working on over Spring Break.
So this is where you come in. I need help raising this money to donate in order to get me to Israel. Please donate any amount you can by clicking the button on the left that says Donate to Me.
Thank you all so much for your consideration and assistance in my hope of helping Israel