It would be nice if all crises erupted neatly between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. But things don’t always play out that way. That’s why Chaim V’Chessed’s emergency notification system operates 24 hours a day. Essentially, Chaim V’Chessed is never on vacation from helping English speakers in Eretz Yisrael.
Over our almost-two-week Sukkos break, we dealt with dozens of all sorts of emergencies. Here is a sampling of some of our activities over that time.
A tourist’s son had an alarmingly high fever and had no idea where to go. Chaim V‘Chessed provided much needed guidance.
Mrs. Klein* was hospitalized two days before yom tov. A Chaim V‘Chessed representative visited the family the next day and followed up with the family until her discharge.
Mr. Davidson’s mother was visiting for the holiday – then fell and broke her hip. Chaim V‘Chessed provided support in the legal and medical arenas up until Mrs. Davidson’s medical transport back home.
Mr. & Mrs. Weiss* had a baby girl over yom tov and had no idea how they were going to pay their bill. Chaim V‘Chessed helped arrange the hospital payment and guided the couple through the insurance maze.