In the midst of this crisis, it's easy to focus on how local communities and country are being affected by the spread of COVD-19. However, this is affecting the entire world. At least 184 countries have coronavirus cases.
One of those countries is Israel, where TBM has a partnership with Emergency Volunteers Project as well as a mobile kitchen. Like many around the globe, Israelis are sheltering in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Israeli volunteers are using the TBM kitchen to provides hundreds of meals to isolated seniors in need.
"Our mission, apart from bringing them a hot meal, also provides them with a few minutes contact with another human being, even if only verbally," said EVP Director Adi Zahavi. "It gives them immense comfort, knowing that they are not alone, that people care for them and want to help."
The mobile kitchen is in place for situations like this – a natural disaster that creates significant needs. Texas and Israeli volunteers can work together to meet needs after most disasters, but because of shelter in place order, Israeli volunteers are stepping up on their own.
“God has connected TBM and EVP for times like these,” said Dwain Carter, director of TBM Disaster Relief. “He knows the needs before we do and brings the resources together to meet them. Together, EVP and TBM are delivering, help hope and healing during the pandemic."
Eighty TBM Disaster Relief volunteers have been trained extensively to serve in the country, and 70 more are in the pipeline to operate the kitchens alongside Israelis.