JERUSALEM, Israel — Nir Salomon can tell many success stories about Efrat, the pro-life organization that has saved more than 85,000 babies in Israel since its founding in 1977, but perhaps the proudest is one that happened recently — in Gaza.
Salomon received a call from a father whose son is fighting with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Gaza. His entire unit — some 280 soldiers strong — had deployed in warm weather, but now lacked winter gear. He heard Efrat had some coats. Could he help?
As it happened, Salomon had 300 coats left — the last remainder of 10,000 soft-shell jackets that Efrat had bought for soldiers. Normally, Efrat specializes in delivering baby clothes, diapers, formula, strollers, and even cribs to new mothers, helping them through the first two years of a child’s life.
Equipping soldiers was something new — and it had gone so well that the entire stock was almost gone. Salomon was reluctant to part with almost every coat he had left. But the father made a special appeal:
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