IDF Troops Receive Care Packages

Ad Feedback - GAZA STRIP - An organization called "Thank Israeli Soldiers," formed two months ago, delivered 3,000 care packages to Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops deployed just outside Gaza City.

Founded on November 17 by Yechiel Lanzkron, Aviv Vishkovski and Akiva Shmueli, three IDF soldiers who fought in the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006, the organization has already provided 15,000 care packages to soldiers in the field.

"A soldier knows [that people care], but he doesn't see it [with] his eyes," Lanzkron said. "When you get a package, it reminds you who is standing behind you," he said.

"A soldier is in dust and grease until he gets this [package]," Lanzkron said. "This is a way to make people happier," he said.

Every care package includes a personal letter from the donor, along with his or her phone number.

Donors may pick any place in the country where they want to send a package to encourage a soldier.

"We really want people to send love," Lanzkron said. 

"It's easy to help the soldiers. It takes five minutes on our Web site. If someone is in the car, we have a telephone system so you can send the care package electronically," he said.

Donors can choose an $18, $25 or $36 package.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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