Making a Real IMPACT!
On their recent trip to Israel, FIDF supporters Shelly and Steve Talmud from East Brunswick, NJ joined their two children – a current and a former Lone Soldier – for an emotional meeting with their sponsored IMPACT! student. Looking back on the event, the couple wrote:
“Two of our children, one who was a Lone Soldier and one who presently is, traveled with us to meet Michael for lunch in Haifa. He spoke about his family, his military experience, and his plans for the future. We really enjoyed Michael's company and were all so impressed with his determination and desire to achieve despite his challenging circumstances. After saying goodbye, we walked away feeling so proud and excited to be able to help Michael attain success in Israel's society. He's truly a special person and we look forward to spending time with him again next time we visit Israel."
Through FIDF’s IMPACT! program, Shelly and Steve – as well as thousands like them – have provided complete scholarships to IDF combat veterans, allowing them to pursue their dreams of higher education. IMPACT! sponsors not only help to make an impact on the lives of these soldiers, but also on society as a whole, by ensuring that former IDF leaders have the tools to also become tomorrow’s agents of progress.
To learn more about the IMPACT! program, click here.