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  Nissan 24, 5777 , 20/04/17

Yad Sarah gives panic buttons to Holocaust survivors

The Jerusalem-based medical equipment assistance organization Yad Sarah will connect Holocaust survivors to a 24-hour panic button which will enable them at all times to contact a medical volunteer from any place in their house. The volunteers will be able to immediately summon emergency assistance when necessary: ambulance, police, doctor, family members, firefighters, neighbors or any other assistance required.

Yad Sarah head Moshe Cohen said that "these people built up the country, and underwent unspeakable suffering. As a Jewish society we cannot show lack of gratitude.

"We in Yad Sarah will connect them to the panic buttons for free, we will give them a sense of security, mitigate their loneliness when they refer to us and send them emergency assistance as required. This is a basic requirement which obligates all of us and Yad Sarah has taken the initiative to help them." 

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