As part of our community blog content at ON THE MOVE, we present our interview series, where we invite movers to bring their thoughts not only on the physical move but on the intensely personal experience of moving house. Here we explore the spirituality and psychology of Home and why where we live means so much to us. We want to hear your story, please share it with us.
by Sherrill Layton
OTM donates its moving services to worthy causes, and the most recent group was gracious enough to continue sharing their vision with us.
Helping a Jerusalem family with 4 kids was the outcome when Building Hope was heartbroken to discover the 7-year-old had no bed and had been sleeping in a broken crib. Their social worker found an anonymous donation of a bed, and OTM offered to move the bed to the family.
The Tenufa Bakehila team also treated and fixed the peeling and moldy walls and repaired dysfunctional light figures and dangerous electrical sockets and switches. They were so glad to leave the family with a fresh, clean, and healthy home. Kol HaKavod!
We want to thank Sarah Heiman, Social Media Manager for Tenufa Bakehila, for taking the time to answer our questions and letting us share in the world of charity, at its best.
What problem is Tenufa solving for citizens?
Tenufa Bakehila: Building Hope is an Israeli non-profit organization that helps change the lives of Israelis living in poverty in 8 cities across Israel. It began because of the dire need for basic home repairs among thousands of impoverished families living in dilapidated and decaying houses. We help populations like the elderly, Holocaust survivors, physically or mentally disabled, single-parent families, new immigrants, terror victims and their families, and poverty-stricken soldiers. So we make these very necessary and urgent home repairs, and also bring in a social worker to see how we can help improve the family’s situation.
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