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A Boca Raton, Florida lady has launched ‘Operation Mordechai’ to help transport refugees out of #Ukraine and into #Israel.

Mordechai is one of the main characters in the Book of Esther included in the Hebrew Bible. He is described as being the son of Jair, of the tribe of Benjamin. He was promoted to Vizier after Haman was killed.

To make your tax free donations to Operation Mordechai, who Melanie and her late grandpa were both named after, contact:

Operation Mordechai, Inc. is a 501©3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID 88-1217010). All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law

“Bring young Jewish women and children over to the state of Israel for their safety and resettlement,” Melanie Kelfer said. “We want to help the people who are helping the refugees on the ground and get it there directly with our organization.”…

Melanie, who by the way is also celebrating her birthday tells #CityImages that she was delighted to meet the former mayor of Jerusalem and Knesset member, Nir Barkat. She says he was extremely supportive and they are working fast and furious to launch this worthwhile international rescue project.

She says Operation Mordechai has been launched as a time-critical mission to address the humanitarian needs of the refugees who fled Ukraine to the bordering countries. They aim to conduct as many supportable extraction missions as possible and provide supply relief on the ground thru partnering agencies. They are strictly non-profit, never charge for help, and are solely dedicated to providing much-needed medical supplies and essentials, while ushering young Jewish mothers and children to safety in Israel.

Operation Mordechai is a small dedicated group of professionals that coordinates the donation of supplies, flight and ground operations, distribution of relief supplies, and ensures proper resettlement in Israel to accepting organizations

What the group needs now are generous donors that will help fund fuel and other related costs to execute this critical mission at the most compelling moment in our lifetime. They want to put the words “Never Again” into action and that time is now.

Melanie Kelfer is dedicating this human kindness healing project in memory of her late grandfather, whose mother died during childbirth and was rescued out of Ukraine as a six-year-old. A subject near and dear to my heart and soul.