As rockets continue to fall in Sderot with no end in site, much is being done by various Chesed organizations to ease the hardships of the residents. Bikur Ve’ezras Cholim, a Belz organization headed by Rav Chaim Mordechai Fried, distributed to many residents – including many who couldn’t squeeze their way onto the evacuation buses – cold drinks, warm and cold meals and snacks for children. City residents are still ridden with anxiety, but the volunteers tried to help at least by putting the children at ease and helping to provide them with food.
Some of the volunteers even rode on the evacuation buses or in the organization’s vehicles and met Sderot residents upon arrival at their respective destinations with a pleasant surprise: individual food baskets.
Numerous Magen David Adom and Ichud Hatzoloh medics arrived from the Noth voluntarily to assist the emergency and rescue teams in the city, staying in Sderot 24 hours a day.
Last week many American Yeshiva Bochrim studying in various Yeshivos throughout Eretz Yisroel visited Sderot to deliver Chizuk to the residents.
According to Arutz 7, this Shabbos, more than 1,000 Yeshiva Bochrim from the religious-Zionist sector will be spending Shabbos with their Roshei Yeshivos to deliver Chizuk to the residents. Before Shabbos they are scheduled to walk among the houses handing out flowers and sweets, and on Shabbos they will dance in the town’s Shuls.