A Message of Hope and Responsibility
Major General (res.) Doron Almog, Chairman of ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran, our rehabilitative and residential village in the Negev, sent a video update to reassure ADI’s extended family around the world that our staff is following the strictest health protocols during this global pandemic to ensure the continued safety of our residents with severe disabilities and complex medical issues. Highlighting our mutual responsibility, he calls on everyone else to do the same.
Volunteers Reach Out from Home
Every day throughout the year, ADI’s professional staff is flanked by hundreds of National Service volunteers and healthcare students. The kindness, compassion and commitment of this incredible group of young men and women is truly unparalleled, having chosen to dedicate years of their lives to helping provide the best possible care for our ADI residents with severe complex disabilities, as well as creating opportunities for their personal growth, social development and enhanced quality of life.
The ADI volunteers develop such a deep bond with the residents that they see them as siblings and spend every waking hour showering the residents with love and figuring out how to make them smile. Due to the government’s new health regulations and ADI’s strict sterilization protocol, the vast majority of our volunteers have been instructed to remain at home. But even COVID-19 can’t stop them from making our residents smile! Our volunteers have been calling the residents multiple times a day via video conference to talk, sing, tell them stories and let them know how much they miss them.
Nothing can break the bonds of our ADI family!
The needs of our ADI children cannot be put on hold.
Public support is more important than ever to guarantee that our residents receive their daily respiratory treatments, their many specialized therapies that are critical to their care and development, and the medications and formulas that are not included in Israel’s health basket. With events, visitors, and fundraising meetings on hold, these vital services are in danger.
Though our ADI residents are being distanced from the public to safeguard their health, it is essential that they never feel alone.