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Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Ukrainian Emergency Evacuation Fleet is Recognized by Israel’s Diaspora Minister


The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce's Ukrainian Emergency Evacuation Fleet has gained significant recognition for their heroic efforts in rescuing people during the Ukrainian war. Israel's former Diaspora Minister, Nachman Shai, recently released a heartfelt letter expressing his appreciation to the Chamber for their remarkable endeavors.
 
The letter, dated December 1, 2022, had remained unpublished to the public due to security concerns and the need to ensure the safety of the Chamber's Emergency Evacuation Fleet's secret operations. This letter sheds light on the Chamber's extraordinary rescue operations in Ukraine, which involved sending emergency rescue buses, vehicles, and search and rescue teams to the war-affected areas.
One specific rescue operation highlighted in the letter involved the search and rescue of a 15-year-old autistic child who had become lost among the rubble of a city in Ukraine. The child's family reached out to Israel's office for help, and the situation was urgent, as it was the beginning of the Ukrainian-Russia war with no communication, power, food, or water available. The Chamber's search and rescue team, along with the necessary emergency vehicles, was dispatched to find the child and bring him to safety.
 
The child's grandmother, who had been his caretaker, had tragically passed away during the war, leaving him alone and vulnerable. After hours of dedicated efforts, the Chamber's search and rescue team successfully located the child, bringing about a miraculous rescue and safely transported him across the border. The partnership between the Chamber and Israel's office during this critical time was invaluable and deeply appreciated.
 
The actions of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce's Ukrainian Emergency Evacuation Fleet during the initial stages of the Ukrainian war were undeniably brave and selfless. As violence and heavy bombardments threatened innocent lives, the Chamber took it upon themselves to risk their own safety and bring people to safety under the lines of fire. Their commitment to saving lives and providing assistance in the face of danger is truly admirable.
 
Nachman Shai's letter serves as a testament to the Chamber's incredible impact and far-reaching influence. It is a recognition of their heroic efforts in ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals caught in the midst of the conflict. The gratitude expressed by Israel's former Diaspora Minister highlights the significance of the Chamber's work and the profound impact they continue to make.
 
In a world often filled with turmoil and despair, it is important to acknowledge the courage and dedication shown by organizations like the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce. These unsung heroes work tirelessly to make a positive difference, offering help and support to those in need. Their actions remind us of the power of compassion, unity, and humanity. 
 
As we reflect on the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce's Ukrainian Emergency Evacuation Fleet's achievements and the heroes within it, let us also recognize the countless other individuals and organizations around the world who are working selflessly and tirelessly to bring about positive change. It is through their efforts that we can find hope and reassurance that, even in the darkest of times, there are individuals and organizations dedicated to making a difference and saving lives.