MDA annual campaign to raise money for ambulances

July 30, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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On Tuesday, Australian Friends of Magen David Adom, NSW will be holding its annual fundraising campaign with funds targeting the purchase of twelve ambulances.

The Keynote speaker for the virtual campaign function will be Damien Thomlinson, an ex-commando in the ADF, who shares his courageous and moving story of his life after he was saved following a brutal bomb explosion.  Facing immense physical and mental challenges, Damien re-claimed his life to become a motivational speaker, author actor, and sportsman.

MDA Israel has asked for funds to be raised urgently to replace four of the ambulances damaged during the recent Guardian of the Walls campaign when twelve ambulances were smashed by stones thrown during the recent riots in Arab/Jewish towns.

Additionally, each year, due to significant wear and tear, Magen David Adom needs to replenish its fleet of ambulances with approximately 120 new vehicles.  This was especially true in the past two years, with an unprecedented number of calls on MDA ambulances during COVID-19.  MDA ambulances are in service on average for 7-10 years with a 10-year limitation as directed by the Ministry of Transportation.  MDA ambulances are on call 24/7 and in certain major cities can treat as many as 9,000 patients per year in their lifetime of service.

As an NGO and a non-profit organization MDA does not receive any funding from the State of Israel and all of its emergency vehicles, including its ambulances, are donated by generous donors from around the world.  Thanks to these generous acts of philanthropy, the organisation is able to continue its lifesaving work in all parts of Israel assisting anyone and everyone.

The very talented, Ilan Kidron is hosting the event.  Ilan is an ARIA Award winner, musician, and entertainer and is widely involved in the community.

Date/Time: Tuesday August 3 at 7.00pm

Anyone wishing to attend the virtual function or to donate towards the evening for Ambulances, can book through or phone the MDA office on 02 9358 2521.

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