Israel has endured a devastating attack, unlike anything seen since the Holocaust. Over 1,400 lives were lost, 139 prisoners whose fate remains unknown! Children and infants were ruthlessly murdered, leaving broken and grieving families in their wake.
The world recoils in horror at the atrocities and the hellacious aftermath left by the cruel oppressors in the terrible massacre they carried out in the kibbutzim and settlements surrounding Gaza! While we continue with our lives, trying to overcome everything, there are thousands of people for whom life will never be the same as it once was. Instantly, they found themselves trapped in the terrible cycle of mourning!
The Avior organization has been at the forefront, commemorating all the victims of attacks over the years and the heinous massacre on October 7th. Now, once again, we are stunned by the horrendous attack that occurred in Jerusalem, where abhorrent terrorists brutally murdered three innocent Jews. In these challenging times, our organization stands beside these dear families who have lost their loved ones, offering them loving support and encouragement.
Every day, our dedicated team visits these dear families to uplift their spirits and provide them with hope for a better future. The feelings of loneliness, sadness, and hardship in the days after the shiva are significantly more challenging to bear. Once the mourners' supporters have moved on with their lives, they are left behind to grieve alone for their loved ones. It is challenging to put into words the relief that washes over them when we arrive. They feel that they are not alone, and that we have not forgotten them or their loved ones.
They need support, and a listening ear to share their pain, and many of them also require ongoing financial assistance, as their loved ones were their sole providers or left them with overwhelming debts to contend with on top of their deep sorrow.
During one of our visits, we couldn't hold back our tears as a grieving widow shared that her husband had been everything to her, his father had been taken from he when he was just two and a half years old, in a tragic attack that occurred two days before Simchat Torah, 25 years ago. Now, to her deepest sorrow, the cycle of terror has returned, and he was also murdered on Simchat Torah in the terrible massacre, leaving her with an orphaned toddler of only two and a half years. The pain is unbearable.
With every visit, we are exposed to more painful and touching stories, and together, we cry with them, console and encourage them, and do everything in our power to fulfill their wishes and provide them with whatever we can to bring them some joy and ease a fraction of their immense pain.
Requests for assistance are numerous, and the number of families in dire need is high. The situation is incredibly challenging, and we need your help to continue this sacred mission!
On behalf of all these families, thank you for all your help and support!