In Israel, between life and death stands Magen David Adom.

As at the end of each year, this month of October, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills California, American Friends of Magen David Adom (FMDA) West Coast USA, Israel’s equivalent to the Red Cross, held their annual gala they named ‘Red Ball Gala’, where 1,200 people saluted and donated to an organization that the life of every Israeli depends on.

Chaired by Dina and Fred Leeds, with several Magen David Adom active workers in Israel present, with Jerry Seinfeld entertaining the audience to much laughter, and awarding Gila and Adam Milstein with the Humanitarian of the Year Award, Ruth Flinkman-Marandy and Ben Marandy with Life Achievement Award and Barak Raviv with the Next Generation Award, $12 million dollars were raised toward the completion of Israel’s, first in the world, underground blood bank.

Center, Dina Leeds, president of American Friends of Magen David Adom with husband Fred Leeds & in background MDA representative from Israel

Center, Dina Leeds, president of American Friends of Magen David Adom with husband Fred Leeds & in background MDA representative from Israel

2nd-L-Gila Milstein, 2nd-R- Adam Milstein with their three daughters

2nd-L-Gila Milstein, 2nd-R- Adam Milstein with their three daughters

R-Ben Marandy, Jerry Seinfeld and Ruth Flinkman-Marandy

R-Ben Marandy, Jerry Seinfeld and Ruth Flinkman-Marandy

Center-Barak Raviv, recipient of the Next Generation Award with friends

Center-Barak Raviv, recipient of the Next Generation Award with friends

L-Sheldon and Miriam Adelson who donated $5 million for MDA and Erik Levis

L-Sheldon and Miriam Adelson who donated $5 million for MDA and Erik Levis

L-Ora Lax who donated toward an ambulance with Orly Halevy responsible for inviting Mrs. Lax to the event

L-Ora Lax who donated toward an ambulance with Orly Halevy responsible for inviting Mrs. Lax to the event

Before the gala, Ambulance Dedication in Beverly Hills. Donor Myrtle Sitowitz cuts the ribbon

Before the gala, Ambulance Dedication in Beverly Hills. Donor Myrtle Sitowitz
cuts the ribbon

Magen David Adom, meaning, the Red Shield of David, is a unique organization. Its sustaining funds comes from the people, not the government. In charge of Israel’s blood supply and a large, top equipped ambulance fleet, this organization, literally, is, upon the call, the life saver of every Israeli.

While too many Arabs, living inside Israel and her surroundings, want to torpedo the life of the Jewish state and its citizens, Magen David Adom, operated largely by conscientious, well-trained volunteers, shields life in Israel each second of the day and night.

Israel is surrounded by enemies. To the north, Hezbollah, the proxy of Iran, has thousands of rockets accurately pointing at crucial targets inside Israel. To the south, Hamas is freely firing rockets and mortars into Israel, targeting the civilian population, and ISIS is roving mad in the Sinai Peninsula.

Not to forget some of the vicious Arabs living in Israel who target Jews for being Jews, attacking them with knives, fire bombs and rocks, now more than ever to protect the blood supply of Israel, the planned underground blood bank is an existential, must be completed, project.

Israel will continue to see terror; rockets and missiles will be fired at her by her enemies and the Moslems in her midst, who do not want Jews living in their ancient Promised Land, will continue waging their religious terrorism war against the Jews. Since blood is the sustenance of life, sustaining the nation’s supply and storing it is now Magen David Adom’s first priority.

And with the generosity and support of people who clearly understand Israel’s predicament, Magen David Adom continues giving outstanding services to all Israeli citizens, whenever they receive the call, wherever they are needed, in Israel and even abroad.

Become part of Magen David Adom, Support the organization and help Save Life in Israel.