** Helping Wherever Help is Needed, One Israeli Charity is Working Around the Clock to Support the Needy**
“He that is gracious unto the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and his good deed will He repay unto him.” (Proverbs 19:17)
With Israel’s latest National Insurance Institute finding that 1.7 million Israeli citizens live below the poverty line, expecting that an individual can make a difference to someone’s life of hardship might seem an impossibility. Yet, for Aryeh Weingarten, Director of the Karmey Chesed charity organization, working around-the-clock to provide for Israel’s needy is something he cannot walk away from.
Karmey Chesed is a small, Israel-based charity with an all volunteer staff. This keeps overhead costs down and assures that donated funds go directly to helping those in need.
“Desperate people call me day and night,” shared Weingarten to Breaking Israel News.
“Karmey Chesed does all that it can to provide struggling individuals and families with what they urgently need including clothing, food, furniture, medicine, financial assistance and friendship.”
But, the assistance does not stop there. Weingarten generously gives out his personal cell phone number and has an open door policy with his own home. “I help people who are in dire straights,” he explained. “We can’t just cut them off.”