created at: 2010-12-05

On the morning of December 5, Prime Minister Netanyahu called off additional international firefighting aid and announced that firefighters were coming close to dousing the worst fire in Israel’s history . After more than four days of continuous flames, the loss is devastating. At least 41 people have died, 25,000 have been evacuated, homes have been lost and more than 7,000 acres of forests are on fire – about ½ of the Carmel Forest. JNF foresters estimate that over 5 million trees have been destroyed.

Israel’s firefighters are desperately short on supplies. They need your help. JNF is the U.S. fundraising arm of Friends of Israel Firefighters. Your dollars will help purchase helmets, hoses, fire extinguishing chemicals and thermal cameras, among other emergency equipment. Donate now.

Get your schools and synagogues involved. Download a flyer outlining the urgent needs of Israel’s firefighters.

Get an update on JNF foresters who are working side by side with Israel’s firefighters to contain the damage.