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Boston Supports Israel Appeal

Dear friends,

We are sure you are all aware of the arsenic fires raging across Israel, and particularly in Haifa. Many people lost their property and belongings.

In the incoming weeks we will be gathering information about people most in need. In the meantime, if you can contribute, please do.

Many of you are aware of our organization, but if you are not, here is the brief summary.

Boston Supports Israel was founded in 2003 to help victims of war and terror in Israel. Since then we raised about $160,000 and were able to help 155 families. Our operation is very simple. We get information about victims from trusted sources in Israel, mostly Eleonora Shifrin, journalist and a public figure, and a tireless advocate for the victims of terror and their families. Once we receive a request for help, we run electronic fundraising campaigns and then right away send money to the designated families. We are keeping only minimal balance on the BSI account. We issue checks directly to the victim’s family and send them to Israel. In most cases the checks are delivered to the family in person, often enough by Eleonora herself. There are practically zero overheads as we cover administrative expenses ourselves.

Over the years we’ve built a reputation as a trustworthy organization. We keep accurate accounting of our operations with detailed information about each family that received financial help from BSI.

We will appreciate very much if you help us spread the word. Thank you very much for your continued support.

If you would like to donate, please write a check to Boston Supports Israel and send it to

Aron Futer, 21 Linda Lane, Newton, MA 02461

or donate via PayPal at our website www.BostonSupportsIsrael.org

On behalf of Boston Supports Israel, Olga and Aron Futer