PURPLE VEST MISSION

About Purple Vest

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The Purple Vest Mission is an initiative which promotes accessibility preparedness in times of emergency for people with disabilities and the elderly. The Purple Vest Mission was initiated on March 2022 by Access Israel who is the leading organization in Israel promoting accessibility and inclusion for all types of disabilities in all areas of life. As leaders of accessibility and inclusion in Israel, Access Israel is very experienced and active in shaping the preparedness of Israel in times of emergency making sure people with disabilities and elderly are not left behind

Success stories of the Purple West project in Ukraine

Success stories of the Purple West project in Ukra
With the beginning of the war in Ukraine and receiving many requests from organizations working on the battlefield and family members of refugees, we realized that there are many organizations and individuals who want to help the disabled and the elderly. Instead, however, delegates realized they needed more specific guidance and an understanding of what it meant to be part of an accessible evacuation. We developed a course that explains how people with disabilities are helped to evacuate in an emergency

Access Israel's Purple Vest Mission: Supporting People with Disabilities and the Elderly during the war with Hamas

Our volunteers pack food
Hamas - Isis' brutal attack against Israeli civilians, killing, wounding and kidnapping women, kids, men, some of them people with disabilities and elderly.
people with disabilities in zones under attack from information request to accessible rescues to an accessible safe missile proof alternative housing. Each request demands tailormade handling and solutions due to the complexity of each personal disability situation.
As all citizens know, it is difficult for all in emergency situations – but for people with disabilities it is twice as hard. The Purple Vest initiative is a critical program aimed at providing essential assistance, rescue, and support to individuals with disabilities and the elderly during emergency situations and in our case war


The Purple Vest Initiative's Activity in the October 7 War in Israel

The Purple Vest Initiative's Activity in the Octob
As we approach the fourth week of the war, we find it essential within our ongoing effort to say thank
you for your support and valuable contribution that allows us to continue helping those who need us the most now!

This is the story of Fanny and Shimon Brown, Holocaust survivors with mobility issues, evacuated from the South by the Access Israel “Purple Vest Mission” Project

Fanny in an interview with Oded Ben-Ami on Channel
Since the war began, the Association has evacuated hundreds of people with disabilities and their families to safe and accessible sites.
Following is the story of Fanny and Shimon Brown, 97-year old Holocaust survivors, residents of Ashkelon.
Shimon suffers from pain in his limbs and has trouble walking. Fanny had two knee replacements.
They were evacuated by Access Israel’s “Purple Vest Mission”

This is the story of Ada Mazouz, confined to a wheelchair, whose family was evacuated to safety from the South by the Access Israel “Purple Vest Mission” Project

Ada with Irit Purple, West volunteer at the hotel
Since the war began, the Association has evacuated hundreds of people with disabilities and their families to safe and accessible sites.
Following is the story of Ada Mazouz, a resident of Ashkelon who is confined to a motorized wheelchair. Access Israel’s “Purple Vest Mission” evacuated Ada and her family

"Purple Vest Mission" Campaign - Any One Of Us Can Donate And Save Lives

"Purple Vest Mission" Campaign
Access Israel' brings to the front line the needs of the population of Ukraine that were hurt from the war.
Get involved! - donate to the "Purple Vest Mission " project and save lives!

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