Photo by (Mark Neiman/GPO) on 10 January, 2019

President Rivlin Visits United Hatzalah Logistics Center

Human Interest By TPS   •   10 January, 2019

President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday visited United Hatzalah’s logistics center of at Beit Shemesh. The president met volunteers from all sectors of Israeli society and heard about their activities.

United Hatzalah is an independent, voluntary Emergency Medical Service organization that gives life-saving first aid. The organization has more than 5,000 volunteers and has dealt with some 300,000 medical emergencies in 2018.

“The Talmud teaches us that saving a single life is like saving the whole world. You save the lives of men, women and children, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” said Rivlin.

“You are called United Hatzalah. Even before the Hatzalah – saving – you are united. Only here can we see an Israeli from Kiryat Arba, a secular person from Tel Aviv, a Satmar Hassid and an Arab from east Jerusalem working side by side, together, cooperating with one goal in mind – to save lives.”