Seven years ago, a new program was formed to help those soldiers feel connected to the very people they protect: the Adopt-a-Battalion Program, which connects individuals and companies to specific units to form a mutual bond between them - and provide both financial and emotional support. On Monday, the IFCJ held a special recognition event for the program, in a ceremony attended not only by IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. Representatives from 150 different units attended to thank over 30 donors for their participation in the project.
"This evening I can say with pride that there is no other such country in the world where we have such an event of convergence towards a common goal," the Brigadier-General and Chairman of the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers, Avigdor Kahalani stated. "We have an awesome army, which inspires people across the globe, and we feel that every soldier serves with pride."