Two ambulances from NSW

November 4, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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Thanks to the generosity of the New South Wales community, Magen David Adom now has two new ambulances in its fleet.



Bruce-Block-inscription300 One ambulance was purchased thanks to the community’s wonderful response to the Red Sunday Telethon in July coinciding with the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. The other was the result of a donation made by Bruce Block, an elderly cattle farmer in remote NSW. In his note accompanying the cheque, Bruce said that he “wanted to help MDA in the only way that I could, to fund a fully equipped ambulance for MDA’s fleet to assist against the continual rocket attacks from Hamas in Gaza.” The ambulance was dedicated to the memory of Bruce’s late father, Abraham Samuel Block.

Both ambulances also carry the inscription, “In memory of our IDF soldiers and Israeli civilians whose precious lives were sacrificed during Operation Protective Edge.”

Magen David Adom Ambulances are kept in service for 8-10 years by which time the need to be replaced. A large number of ambulances were purchased at the time of the 2nd Intifada (around 2005) and 2nd War in Lebanon (around 2006). There are about 150 that are now due for replacement.

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