My middle son often volunteers for the local ambulance squad. Recently, he took part in an amazing new progralm launched in cooperation with the Israeli police. Teenagers go (with police escort…the police wait outside) to the homes of the elderly and ask them if they would allow the police to install (for free) hand railings in their bathrooms and showers to help them get in and out of the shower/tub.
If the elderly residents agree, the police return at a later time and volunteer their time to help make sure the senior citizens are safe.
What an incredible gesture on the part of the young people, who volunteer their time and energy to go around asking, and what an incredible gesture from the local police who volunteer their time and energy to go around and install these safety measures.
This is truly what Israel is about – community, caring, helping, volunteering. This is Israel.