(September 24, 2019 / JNS) Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) are providing High Holiday gift cards to some 9,000 soldiers in need and lone soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces so they can help celebrate Rosh Hashanah.
The soldiers will receive gift cards in the amount of NIS 400, or about $114, with a total value of approximately NIS 3.5 million, or $1 million.
Soldiers will be able to purchase supplies such as food, clothing, toiletries, shoes, sports gear and leisure items at about 90 major retail stores across Israel.
Of the soldiers receiving the gift cards, 6,200 are lone soldiers—those who come from abroad to serve in the Israeli military without any immediate family in Israel, or native Israelis who serve without family support.
Fifty-five percent of lone soldiers serve in combat or combat-support roles.
Out of all lone soldiers currently serving in the IDF, 54 percent come from 75 countries around the world: 823 are from the United States, 527 from Ukraine, 437 from Russia and 444 from France.
Click here for more information or to contribute to FIDF’s Rosh Hashanah Campaign.
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