After weeks of preparation, Refuah Helpline heads into the
final hours of a fundraising drive that promises to be among the largest in our
community’s history. The Refuah Helpline campaign, ending at midnight tonight,
has set an ambitious goal of $2,500,000 raised to ensure the continuance of the
vital services the organization has become known for.
Refuah Helpline, founded by the incomparable Mrs. Landau,
has developed into the go-to destination for patients and families dealing with
a medical crisis. Over 30 staff members manage thousands of cases around the
globe, and every case is handled by the Refuah Helpline team with boundless
devotion and care.
The organization’s services have become an integral part of
communal life, and are relied upon by Yidden of every background. These include
medical referrals, networking with experts around the globe for second opinions
and available treatments, ensuring that patients receive the greatest care
possible, holding the hands of families as they navigate their tumultuous
ordeal, and more.
Over the years, Refuah Helpline’s reputation has continued
to grow, both within the community and in the medical world. Today, top doctors
open doors at the organization’s request, and patients rely on Refuah Helpline
as they make life altering decisions. Nearly everyone has heard a hair-raising
story or two where Refuah saved the day - and saved a life.
The Refuah Helpline operations come with a hefty price tag,
and funding is needed to ensure that every patient receives the support they
need. To that end, hundreds of individuals who have benefited from these
services or are aware of their importance have committed to help raise 2.5
million dollars which will go towards assisting Cholei Yisroel and their
The campaign is highlighting the gut wrenching stories of
individuals who have faced harrowing medical predicaments, and have benefited
from one of Refuah Helpline’s many services on their road to recovery. Together
with a message from the organization’s founder, the campaign theme implores
every community member to unite in Klal Yisroel’s mission to support our
messengers in their mission of hatzolas nefashos.
The 36-hour campaign is hosted on Charidy.com/refuah as well
as over the phone at 845.606.9222. It is expected that the community will come
to the organization’s aid in these final hours with generosity and an open
heart. After the year our community just went through, donors will hope to
merit a year of health in the zechus of supporting this vital cause.