May 7, 2020

With 25% unemployment: EVERYONE calls us for free meds!

Our vision, of “Making sure no people in Israel will have to choose between medicine – and food” has never, in our 17 years of existence, been more urgent.

We wanted to share with you the extraordinary demands we have been encountering in these last two months since the Covid-19 crisis hit Israel.

As over one million Israelis suddenly became unemployed in this crisis, Haverim received an avalanche of requests for medicine. We now supply some 9,000 packages of free medicine monthly compared to 5,000 a month before Covid-19.

Haverim is now part of the Israeli Defense Force home front command center. This means that municipalities, social workers, all the Health Maintenance Organizations and pharmacies send patients to our hotline. These are Israelis who are sent to Haverim because they no longer have the means with which to pay for their medicines. Of course, there are various government subsidies available none of which is sufficient for Haverim or for those in dire need.

Haverim has also made appeals to all the pharmaceutical companies with which we work requesting more free medicine. It is gratifying that they have all responded positively and are sending additional medicines every day.

The pressure and strain on Haverim’s resources are enormous and unrelenting.

Our inbound call rate is virtually unmanageable. The logistics department is overstretched. The staff is working overtime and we have recruited additional pharmacists, as all our volunteer pharmacists – retirees - have been isolated in their homes.

I am reaching out for you to give to Haverim to help these people who now, more than ever need our support.

Let’s try to ensure that no family needs to choose between medicine – and food.

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Jan 8, 2020

New Mobile Pharmacy Van!

Mobile Pharmacy Van: Providing Free Meds
Mobile Pharmacy Van: Providing Free Meds

How do you make sure that even the most remote city, the most destitute patient, the elderly, handicapped and infirm – all receive life-saving and pain-relieving medication, for free?

For the last 16 years, Haverim's Free Pharmacy has been supplying more and more poor, needy, handicapped and elderly people with the medicine they simply cannot afford. We have been making sure they no longer have to choose between medicine – and food.

However, mailing out 5,000 packages a month still doesn't address all the needs of our community: we must extend our reach and make sure every person in need receives the medication they need.

Haverim extends the reach of our existing Free Pharmacy project by use of mobile vans. The vans reach patients throughout the country, providing life-saving medicine to the people who urgently and desperately need it. Our monthly delivery of free meds ensure that they no longer must choose between medicine - and food.

From February 2020 we will be launching our FOURTH Mobile Pharmacy van. 

As a result, even more people will be able to enjoy our services, delivered directly to them.

The vans are custom-built to meet the strict criteria of the Ministry of Health, regarding pharmaceutical transport, refrigeration and storage.

In addition, we use state of the art 'Cool Meds Boxes' to transport the medicine from the van to the patients, with specially-designed GPS-monitored and temperature-controlled systems that ensure we know the status and location of each package at each time.

YOUR SUPPORT HAS ENABLED US TO ACQUIRE ANOTHER MOBILE PHARMACY.

And your ongoing support enables us to strive to reach even more people, and to serve the hundreds of people on our waiting list. 

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Jan 8, 2020

New Mobile Pharmacy Van!

Welcome our new Mobile Pharmacy Van!
Welcome our new Mobile Pharmacy Van!

How do you make sure that even the most remote city, the most destitute patient, the elderly, handicapped and infirm – all receive life-saving and pain-relieving medication, for free?

For the last 16 years, Haverim's Free Pharmacy has been supplying more and more poor, needy, handicapped and elderly people with the medicine they simply cannot afford. We have been making sure they no longer have to choose between medicine – and food.

However, mailing out 5,000 packages a month still doesn't address all the needs of our community: we must extend our reach and make sure every person in need receives the medication they need.

Haverim extends the reach of our existing Free Pharmacy project by use of mobile vans. The vans reach over 300 cities and settlements throughout the country, providing life-saving medicine to the people who urgently and desperately need it.

This February we will be launching our fourth Mobile Pharmacy, destined to reach the Southern part of the country.

The Mobile Free Pharmacy project encompasses three Mobile Pharmacy vans that set out all over the country to deliver medicine. As a result, even more people will be able to enjoy our services, delivered directly to them.

The vans are custom-built to meet the strict criteria of the Ministry of Health, regarding pharmaceutical transport, refrigeration and storage.

In addition, we use state of the art 'Cool Meds Boxes' to transport the medicine from the van to the patients, with specially-designed GPS-monitored and temperature-controlled systems that ensure we know the status and location of each package at each time.

We couldn't have done this without your! Your support has enabled us to provide over 5,000 packages of free medicine every month. And from February - we will be able to provide urgent meds, and meds requiring refrigeration to patients across the country. 

Thank you.

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