Israel’s hot summers are misleading, making it difficult to imagine just how cold the winter can be. Border Patrol soldiers serving in high elevation areas face freezing and near freezing temperatures, winds and rain. Soldiers in the south face freezing nights, despite the relatively pleasant, but short, winter days. Guard duty, patrols and exercises are carried out around the clock, and proper outerwear is a necessity. Barracks and tents may not have proper heating, and so even “indoors,” there is no relief from the cold.
Yashar LaChayal begins to plan for the winter in August, assessing where the most critical need will be when winter arrives. Since 2006, we have distributed tens of thousands of fleece jackets, neck warmers, hats, gloves, thermal underwear and socks – the winter wear that is not standard issue by the army but is a necessity nonetheless. We plan on helping as many Border Patrol soldiers as possible have a Warm Winter!Donate