The Emergency Volunteer Project (EVP) is a not-for-profit rescue program whose primary mission is to deploy aid and volunteers to Israel in times of routine and disaster. In a now 10-year-old partnership with the Israeli government, EVP has trained thousands of volunteers from across the United States and Israel.
EVP is the only program fully dedicated to placing life-saving personnel from the diaspora into the thick of the action whenever and wherever Israel needs it most. Our volunteers come from across America and from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds, united together in the mission to save lives in Israel.
EVP has successfully conducted operational deployments for all large-scale emergencies in Israel over the past 10 years including both natural disaster and conflict scenarios and large-scale government exercises and deployed over 75 volunteering missions to Israel.
EVP operates within the Israeli Parliament Decision to train and deploy volunteers in times of emergency. EVP works seamlessly with various Israel governmental institutions including the National Fire Service, IDF Home front Command, Ministry of Internal Security, Israeli Hospitals, National Water Authority and more.
Additionally, EVP has ongoing partnerships with over 65 fire departments and 25 training academies across the United States.
EVP is acting for the State of Israel, authorized by the Israeli government and has a registered 501c3 in the US.
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