On July 3rd, the Amigour living facility in Sderot was hit by a mortar rocket fired by Hamas from the Gaza Strip. Though one apartment withstood serious damage, the family who inhabits it thankfully came out unharmed.
Amigour immediately booked the family into a hotel where they will remain until the apartment is renovated. In addition, Amigour will take charge of repair work for twenty other apartments in the building that sustained broken windows and shutters.
Amigour is a Jewish Agency subsidiary company that provides quality housing to new immigrants, single parent families, and the elderly. As of 2014, about 7,500 older adults, most of whom are Holocaust survivors, live in 57 Amigour sheltered living homes that also offer social and cultural services. Amigour also manages 13,000 subsidized public housing apartments that are home to 40,000 Israelis, including 5,000 rocket-proof apartments.
This past week, Amigour CEO Yuval Frankel was involved in making the arrangements for the family whose apartment was destroyed and has assured the building's residents that all renovation and repair work will be carried out promptly. Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel has thanked Amigour for its devoted care and service for the building's residents.
As rocket-fire from Gaza escalates, Amigour facilities offer over 5,000 life-saving public bomb shelters throughout cities within the range of missiles.
The Jewish Agency and Amigour joins in the universal prayer for peace.