Financial, Medical and Educational Aid
In 2008 BFL began providing material support to those soldiers in need of financial, medical, educational, or legal aid that is not otherwise being provided by any institution or agency.
Over half of the injured soldiers mentored by HFH will need aid at some point of their struggle to return to a functional life. Soldiers in need are directed to fill out a “request of assistance” form which is reviewed by the financial aid committee on a monthly basis. The aid allocated can be in form of direct financial aid, as well as food coupons and partial scholarships paid directly to the colleges or universities. Since 2008 BFL has supported over 100 soldiers through the financial aid fund. Recent examples include an wheelchair bound soldier receiving ongoing alternative physical therapies to ensure his legs and back don’t atrophy or a partial scholarship for a soldier who has been suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder so severe that for eight years he was unable to work or study. The amount of aid provided for each soldier ranges from $500 to $10,000.
In 2011 Mr. Eric Samson established The Samson Family Financial Aid Fund, which is now helping hundreds of soldiers in need of assistance.
Since that time, Brothers For Life has provided a total of 2,429,158 NIS to 466 individuals. This is an average of 5,212 NIS per soldier.