AJC Board Dedicates Intensive Care Ambulances for Israel
February 16, 2007 - Miami - The American Jewish Committee presented to Magen David Adom, Israel's humanitarian relief agency, two Mobile Intensive Care Units, at a ceremony held today at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.
"Magen David Adom is on the front lines everyday in providing urgent, quality health care," said AJC Executive Director David A. Harris. "We are pleased to donate the two cardiac ambulances as we are certain they will be of critical use."
The ceremony took place on the first day of AJC's Board Institute, an annual gathering of AJC national leadership. More than 200 AJC leaders from across the U.S. were in attendance for the three-day conference. The two Mobile Intensive Care Units are inscribed with the phrase "Presented in Solidarity to the People of Israel by American Jewish Committee (AJC)."
The gift of two ambulances was made possible by AJC?s Israel Emergency Assistance Fund, established in July 2006 during the war against Hezbollah.
The fund raised more than $2.4 million, distributed to institutions providing direct assistance to victims of the daily rocket and missile attacks from Lebanon.
The ambulances were manufactured in the United States and are being shipped to Israel following the Board Institute.
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