Hugs for Israel -                    Helping the Hurt to Heal
In Their Own Words: 
      Hugs for Israel finding favor with Israelis
 
“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.”  (Proverbs 22:1)
 
Below are only a few of the comments and excerpts from letters we have received from children victims and their families, as well as from Israeli government authorities, expressing the impact that our efforts are having in their lives. Check this page often to see what more and more are saying. To God ALONE be ALL the GLORY!
 
Comment made in a TalkBack forum in response to an article that appeared in the Israeli media about our donation of the eclectric 4-wheeler to the 8-year-old amputee terror victim in Sderot:
"Of all of the charities in Israel, who managed to get that smile on a Jewish child's face?  A Christian group who loves Israel! (Hazon in  Netanya)
 
Yael, the mother of a 5-year old boy traumatized by rocket attacks: 
"When you gave my son his smile back, you gave me back my soul!"
 
*Adi,a 17-year-old girl burned in a Netanya suicide bombing:
"Brenda, thank you very much for your caring for us and the love that you bring when you visit me.  Thank you for the MP3 player.  Continue to make the kids that were in terrorist attacks happy.  They really need you. Love you, Adi"
 
 *Sarit,mother of 10-year-old boy shot in the head in a terrorist attack:
 "Dear Brenda, On behalf of my husband, my children and especially Tzur, I would like to thank you for all the kindness and warmth you bestowed on us, for standing beside us during the hard times we are going through, for your presents, for just being with us, thinking of us, caring...I would like to express our full appreciation and gratification to you. With prayer to the Almighty that Tzur recovers fully and swiftly, I send my thanks and my love."  
 
*Gadi, father of 3 young children the mother of whom was killed in a Netanya suicide bombing:
 "Dear Brenda, I wanted to thank you for the lovely gestures and presents you gave us on that morning at Purim holiday. Those things surely put on smiles and joy to my children and I suppose on others too. Take care and keep on the important work of yours."
 
* Luda,mother of 6-year-old girl traumatized by rockets in Sderot:
 "I want to thank you from all the heart that you are helping my child
 with the pain that she has.  Thank you very very much from my heart.”
 
* Ruthie, mother of 6-year-old victim in Sderot:
 "Thank you very much for the help, support and everything that you are
 doing for us. God Bless you!  Thank you for the clothes and the games
 and for everything you do.  Daniel is now in the first grade and he is a
 very good student and he is kind-hearted."
 
* Tzila, mother of 12-year old victim of Jerusalem suicide bus bombing:
 "Thank you for coming!  Now there is Joy in the house."
 
*Vered, Director of Sderot Kindergarten:
 “Dear Brenda, We are the kids and teachers of Kindergarten Lilach.  We
 want to thank you for all the things you do for the kindergarten and the kids.  You are full of life and love and you are always looking for WHAT ELSE you can do for us.  You are always happy when you come to our kindergarten and the kids were happy to get their presents.  Your love was happiness to us and the feeling that there is someone who thinks about us and helps us when we need it, warms our hearts.”
 
 
 
Click on the following to read examples of letters received from Israeli Institutions:
 
*David Wilder, Spokesman for Hebron
 
*Zvi Katzover,  Mayor of Kiryat Arba/Hebron
 
*Herzl Ben-Ari, Mayor of Karnei Shomron