With deep emotion, I want to express my gratitude for all the support you have provided us thus far. Thanks to you, we have managed to endure the challenging conditions of war and continue to hope for better days, praying that this ordeal will come to an end.
Because of your support, I have the strength to stay here despite the difficulties and continue assisting the sick and elderly who cannot leave, in addition to supporting our community members residing in refugee camps in neighboring countries.
I want to inform you that due to the extremely high cost of caring for hundreds of our orphans in the temporary facility where they have been residing in Germany until now, and following a certain calmness in the fighting in our region of Odessa, we had no choice but to bring them back to our orphanage here.
The situation is still sensitive, and we are still under fire. Throughout the day, we hear sirens and seek shelter in protected areas as much as possible.
It is difficult for me to describe in words the hardships and suffering we experience every day. The sirens do not cease, and the fear of going outside is very real. Additionally, we have an irregular electricity supply, and we still need generators, heating ovens, and fuel.
I thank you in advance for all your help. Whether it is a small donation or a large one, I know that it comes straight from the heart, and we appreciate it immensely.
Wishing you a healthy summer on behalf of myself and our entire community in Odessa.
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This is Rabbi Avraham Wolf, writing to you from Odessa once again.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support you’ve given us so far. Unfortunately, we are still in a terrible situation. Besides for the war that's still going on with incessant shelling, and apart from the severe lack of food and other basics, there's a real emergency here due to electricity shortages. We are suffering here without heating. The elderly, women and children are facing life-threatening situations here in the frigid weather of -5 degrees. The communication lines are poor and the situation here is catastrophic. The elderly and sick have difficulty calling for help.
We desperately need a stockpile of food and other essentials, generators, alternative energy equipment, medical equipment and satellite communication equipment to help save lives. Everything involves high costs - hundreds of thousands of dollars. But without that, we are in real danger.
As the rabbi of the community, I stayed here despite the war and despite the danger in order to give encouragement and hope to the unfortunate and helpless who are here. I promised not to abandon them. I have gone through great difficulties living here during this time, but I am being faithful to my promise. We desperately need your help - we are collapsing and in a real life-threatening situation.
Please open your hearts and help us survive these dire times in the hope that this horrendous, unnecessary war will end as soon as possible.
Thank you so much for the time you’ve spent reading my message and for any assistance you are able to give. I wish you and your loved ones all the good in the world. Avraham Wolf