Dedication ceremony for the Volunteers’ House and launch point in Ashdod combining the intake of 26 volunteers for MDA – Hatzalah Darom in Ashdod
Yesterday (Monday) MDA – Hatzalah Darom volunteers and the Magen David Adom (MDA) in Israel management dedicated the Volunteers’ House and launch point in Ashdod. This was in conjunction with the ceremony to mark the end of an emergency medicine paramedics’ course and the intake of 26 volunteers and people on-call for emergency medicine in southern Israel. The ceremony began with the Chairman of Hatzalah Darom, Rabbi Michoel Schwartz, and Director of the MDA Lachish region, Director of Area Haim Cardi, cutting the ribbon for the Volunteers’ House, and immediately after that Hatzalah’s rabbi, Rabbi Moshe Bunim Mintz, was honored with affixing the mezuzah. After a l’chaim, the volunteers sat down to a festive meal, during which representatives of MDA and Hatzalah Darom spoke.
Hatzalah Darom does not skimp on its resources, and invests huge sums in purchasing the highest quality and best life-saving equipment on the market. The organization’s volunteers carry first aid bags full of expensive items of equipment which repeatedly justify their price tag after being used over and over again to save lives. The organization also invests in the community and distributes first aid cabinets to public places with many people, while providing community training for its emergency use during the first minutes until emergency forces arrive