Established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors, FIDF (Friends of the Israel Defense Forces) supports the social, recreational, and educational needs of the soldiers who defend the Jewish homeland. FIDF is a not-for-profit corporation based in New York City, but they have a total of 14 regional offices in the U.S. as well as 1 in Latin America.
At the very young age of 18, all Israeli citizens are required to join the IDF in order to help protect the borders of their homeland. This is a monumental responsibility for the soldiers, and it can cause a great deal of stress for not only those on duty, but also for those who stay at home worrying about the safety of their loved ones. The FIDF has taken the initiative to provide the soldiers and their families with the support that the military organization lacks. In this way, they are able to lend a helping hand in boosting the morale of the country as a whole while also strengthening our allied forces.
Check out the infographic below to learn more bout what FIDF do for the IDF.