Dear Friends and Supporters,
I am very pleased to be working with Friends of Gush Katif, keeping in touch with all the communities, and doing my small bit to help former residents improve their future, and keep the Gush Katif spirit alive. I am currently pursuing my MA in English Literature at Bar Ilan University.
And now, enough about me… time for the news!
We are delighted with the success of the first stage of helping those families who haven’t the financial means to build a permanent home! Thanks to your generous donations together with financial aid from the State, 20 carefully screened families are in the process of moving their Caravillas to the community’s permanent location, and transforming them to nicer homes. By adding an exterior stone facing for decoration and a mandatory security room for safety, these Caravillas become cozy abodes. We are very thankful to have found, with your help, the promised “solution for every settler;” one that allows every family to live with its Gush Katif community. It’s important to note that this is only the first stage; there might be some more families who need to avail themselves of this option of transferring a Caravilla to the permanent site.
This has been an action-filled month with many families moving into their new homes in Nitzan, Be’er Ganim and Palmachim, and ceremonies marking the yearly ending of some programs – while other projects steamed ahead! Additionally, this month is packed with organizing important ceremonies and Gush Katif commemoration events reminding us – and the many wonderful people who care – that the spirit of Gush Katif still lives, and we draw strength from our past.