“We decided to start raising the money because we wanted a way we could directly aid specifically the civilians in Israel”
This is the other side of campus activism we have seen in recent weeks. The good side.
The College Fix reports:
Israel fundraising efforts in full swing on college campuses nationwide
Jewish student organizations nationwide are hosting events and online fundraisers to support the people of Israel.
The country is currently under attack by the terrorist group Hamas. The war has resulted in over 2,000 deaths and began on Saturday, Oct. 7 after Hamas began attacking Israel with thousands of rockets and troops.
At the University of Pittsburgh, a cluster of Jewish orgs have joined forces to raise both funds and awareness.
For example, student organizations like AEPi, a Jewish fraternity on campus, have launched an online fundraiser with the goal of financially supporting Israeli civilians.
“In light of recent events, the Jewish affiliated organizations at the University of Pittsburgh have come together to support Israel and its citizens in their time of need,” a joint Instagram post reads.
“We decided to start raising the money because we wanted a way we could directly aid specifically the civilians in Israel,” Riley Crow, a member of AEPi, told The College Fix via social media messaging.
As of October 12, a total of $5,454 has been raised. The funds will be donated to Magen David Adom an organization that will “provide aid and first responders to the Israeli victims that have been affected by these tragedies,” according to the fundraiser’s description.
Chabad at Pitt is another Jewish organization raising money and awareness for the people of Israel.
One of its members, Mussia Kuravskiy, is utilizing her 21st birthday to raise $2,100 to purchase and donate food to the soldiers.
According to an Instagram story posted on Chabad at Pitt’s account on October 11, Kuravskiy is currently in Israel and will soon join the army to help defend the country.
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