Be introduced to the broad scope of rehabilitative and recreational activities provided daily by Yad Sarah, Israel's leading volunteer organization. At www.youtube.co/yadsarah you will see Israeli society at its best – thousands of people devoting their time, energy, and talents to less fortunate individuals.
Online PR News – 20-May-2009 – – Have you heard the good news about Israel? You can. Right now! Just tune in to www.youtube.com/yadsarah. There you will connect with Yad Sarah, the UN-recognized humanitarian organization which has traveled the world providing expertise to other countries, teaching them how to upgrade their homecare support services to disabled, elderly and homebound. For those whose knowledge of Israel is limited to the images displayed on the cable news programs, even a quick visit will enlighten, refresh and inform you.
Featured in the video clips on this new Yad Sarah channel are activities of numerous volunteers who devote their skills, talents, and creativity to serving elderly, disabled and homebound clients. You will be introduced to the broad scope of rehabilitative and recreational activities provided daily by Yad Sarah. Among the many diverse services for the neurologically impaired are musical groups, arts and crafts activities, cooking classes, gardening, and excursions. Rehabilitation is provided in conjunction with recreation and socialization in an environment that heals the spirit as well as the body.
Yad Sarah also runs a free medical information service, called Daat.
At www.youtube.co/yadsarah you will see Israeli society at its best – thousands of people devoting their time, energy, and talents to less fortunate individuals. This is how Israel has been able to survive in a hostile environment, through the altruistic efforts of its people who find value and purpose in each person's life.
Yad Sarah brings greater meaning and quality to life not only to the disabled, but to its volunteers as well. Volunteers – who may be elderly themselves – look forward to coming to Yad Sarah centers throughout the country. They are encouraged by the clients' warmth and appreciation for their work and the satisfaction they receive from contributing to their quality of life. If you are dismayed by the images of Israel in the international media, just tune into www.youtube.com/yadsarah and feel your spirits rise.
Yad Sarah's best-known service is providing free short-term loans of medical and rehabilitative equipment to anyone in Israel (including tourists) regardless of ethnicity or religion. A stock of 250,000 items – from crutches and wheelchairs to oxygen concentrators and electronic monitors supplies 103 branches throughout Israel staffed by over 6,000 volunteers. Lesser known are the wide range of services for new mothers, infants, special children and the homebound. Full information at www.yadsarah.org .