In Russia, the charitable Jewish organizations have the wardship of more than 40,000 people — the elderly, the socially unprotected families and the families with special needs children — in many Russian cities from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad. The main wards of the Heseds (Jewish social care centers) are the elderly. Many of them are lonely bedridden patients in need of daily care.
50 Russian Heseds rely on funding from large charitable organizations, such as the Claims Conference (via Joint), the Hesed Association, the Russian Jewish Congress and other entities.
Due to Covid-19 outbreak in Russia, we face a challenge to urgently raise extra funds for emergency needs to save people.