When tens of thousands of Israelis were called up to the front lines for Operation Pillar of Cloud in Gaza, Israel Today and our readers got to work providing support for the troops.
Thanks to our generosity, these men and women were kept relatively comfortable with packages which included, among other things, warm fleece scarves, winter socks, and lip balm, as well as pizza to provide some relief from those Spartan battle rations.
Most importantly, they were reminded that there are people abroad supporting and praying for them and standing with Israel. Here are some thank you notes we received from soldiers:
"Thank you for the care and love you provide to Israel's soldiers. It was such a surprise to find that Christians love us and support the people of Israel and our fighters. Much love and appreciation from the 51st Battalion of the Golani Brigade."
"In the midst of sleepless nights with rockets and shells flying all around, you managed to warm our hearts with your gift bags. We in the 402nd Artillery Brigade want to send our heartfelt thanks."
"As the parents of a soldier who served in Operation Pillar of Cloud we want to thank you for visiting, uplifting, and providing material support for our troops. These acts of generosity provide strength not only to the soldiers, but also to their parents."
- Dafna and Moti
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