MDA heads in Sydney
"It was gratifying to be able to update our members on the great work MDA does in a relaxed and comfortable setting."
The Australian Friends of Magen David Adom (AusFMDA) held its major donor supper on Monday night, bringing together 50 members of the community to celebrate and support the lifesaving work of Magen David Adom (MDA) in Israel.
MDA Israel’s director general Eli Bin and chief financial officer Alon Fridman were the guests of honour.
In his speech, Fridman highlighted the cutting-edge technology of MDA, which allows for an emergency vehicle to be deployed every 24 seconds with an average wait time of just five minutes and 22 seconds from the call to arrival.
He also updated attendees on the progress of selling MDA’s emergency services technology globally, which will help fund future projects.
All through the evening, Bin was fielding calls coordinating some of MDA’s 28,000 volunteers to participate in Israel’s emergency humanitarian response to the earthquake-devastated region in Turkey.
Local donor Karen Pisk shared her personal experience with MDA and how the timely response of MDA paramedics saved her partner Ian’s life.
AusFMDA president Tony Ziegler said, “We were honoured to gather with so many of our generous donors in the company of MDA’s top two officers.
“It was gratifying to be able to update our members on the great work MDA does in a relaxed and comfortable setting.”
AusFMDA interim CEO said, “The major donor supper was a testament to the strong community support for Magen David Adom and its mission to save lives in Israel.
“AusFMDA remains committed to raising awareness and funding for MDA’s life-saving work.”
The event was hosted by Rick and Jacqueline Abrahams and attended by AusFMDA patron Robert Magid and his wife Ruth, who are the publishers of The AJN.