Contact: Jonathan Feldstein, American Friends of Magen David Adom, +972-57-761-4220
JERUSALEM, Israel, March 21, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pastor John Hagee led hundreds of followers and members of CUFI to Israel to show their political support and bless Israel. As part of the activities, CUFI members and other supporters gathered in central Jerusalem for a march and solidarity rally on the steps of Jerusalem's city hall.
Photo: Pastor John Hagee being greeted by supporters while standing in front of one of the seven ambulances donated to Magen David Adom by John Hagee Ministries. These ambulances have treated more than 11,000 people, including a woman and her baby boy, who was born en route to the hospital last month.
During the gathering before the march, participants were treated to see one of the seven ambulances that John Hagee Ministries donated to Magen David Adom, Israel's EMS and first- responder organization and Israel's national blood bank. Together, these ambulances have treated more than 11,000 people, including people hurt in a terrorist attack launched from Sinai this past summer, victims of numerous car accidents and heart attacks, and a woman who delivered her baby son en route to the hospital last month.
"As much as it's heartwarming when Christians come to Israel to show their unwavering support, it's essential that we make it a point to say thank you," said Arnold Gerson, CEO of the 72-year-old American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) "It was our privilege to bring one of the Hagee Ministry ambulances for all to see and share the pride we have. We're grateful for Pastor Hagee's ongoing support to help save lives in Israel, and for the partnership and generosity of millions of Christians throughout the US."
In response to the ongoing and overwhelming support for AFMDA from Christians across the US, last year the organization launched a new program, Heart to Heart, as a grassroots way for Americans of all backgrounds to support and bless Israel, helping to save lives through an innovative virtual blood donation program. Heart to Heart Director Jonathan Feldstein noted, “We invite all those who love Israel and wish to fulfill the biblical mandate to bless Israel to join Heart to Heart, to help increase and protect Israel's blood supply. We hope that churches, organizations, and other ministries will continue to become Heart to Heart partners."
For more information on Heart to Heart and AFMDA's lifesaving activities in Israel, please visit www.afmda.org/hearttoheart or contact email@example.com.