Mindy Levine, director of the Yankees Universe Fund and wife of New York Yankees baseball team president Randy Levine, visited United Hatzalah’s headquarters in Jerusalem on Nov. 30 as part of a solidarity trip to Israel in the aftermath of the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas terrorists.
The goal was to announce the couple’s support for the organization.
The visit occurred just two hours after a terror attack at the entrance to Jerusalem a few hundred meters away.
Levine met with the president and founder of the organization, Eli Beer, as well as volunteers who arrived first at the scene to treat the wounded.
She noted: “We are in Jerusalem, in the middle of a war, just a few moments after a terror attack that just occurred, and you were first on the scene, and thankfully, you saved lives again.”
She elaborated further, saying “what means the most to us is that you save lives and respond to emergencies regardless of race, religion, nationality or political affiliation. A life is a life, and United Hatzalah recognizes it. That is one of the many reasons why we support you. We salute you and all the work you’re doing.”
Levine received an overview of United Hatzalah’s lifesaving activities and met with volunteer EMTs from across the spectrum of Israel’s population: Jews, Muslims and Christians. She toured the organization’s state-of-the-art command and dispatch center. She witnessed how technology allows United Hatzalah to dispatch 7,000 volunteers to anyone in need of medical assistance with an average response time of less than three minutes.
The visit ended with Levine distributing baseball hats to the volunteers—made especially for the occasion—featuring an Israeli flag, the United Hatzalah logo and the logo of the Yankees.