Kibbutz Nir Am has turned to the Israeli and world community at large through a crowdfunding initiative aimed at raising NIS 1 million for its rehabilitation and recovery after the Hamas massacre a month ago. Nir Am, positioned close to the Gaza border, managed to avert an incursion and safeguard its residents from harm, largely due to the prompt and decisive response of its security coordinator, Inbal Rabin-Lieberman, coupled with actions of a former Israeli Special Forces soldier residing in the village.
The initiative, “Saving Nir Am,” has been set in motion on the Giveback platform, drawing attention to the community’s urgent needs after the traumatic events of October 7.
Ofer Laufman, chairman of the Kibbutz, shared in a statement, “Over the years, Kibbutz Nir Am suffered heavy economic damage and many casualties from hundreds of rockets and missiles fired at it from the Gaza Strip.” He explained that with the evacuation of around 700 members, the need for substantial support is critical as they confront the aftermath of these events.
The crowdfunding campaign is structured to underpin a variety of key areas, including psychological support for trauma and post-trauma for both adults and children, the creation of a provisional educational setup during these turbulent times, and the reinstatement of community activities that foster strength and unity. Moreover, there are plans to reconstruct the regional cultural center that stands as a cornerstone of the kibbutz’s cultural identity.
All fees have been waived for the campaign
In an act of solidarity with the kibbutz’s plight, the Giveback platform has waived all fees for this campaign, ensuring that every shekel donated goes directly towards the kibbutz’s cause.
Interested donors can contribute to the NIS 1 million goal by visiting the campaign’s link provided here or by searching for “Saving Nir Am” on the Giveback site.