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Bomb Shelter Diary: Volunteering

katz222​I volunteer for Mishmar Ezrachi with the Bet Shemesh Police (auxiliary), which means that I do some patrols every couple weeks and do traffic control for major events. With all the rockets/military activity, it also means that there are extra shifts/jobs to be done.

I spent several hours tonight in a local shopping mall with another volunteer, former 5 Towner Jonah Kaszovitz​. We were there (along with soldiers from the Home Front Command) to help with security. Our most important task was to be visible, a reassuring presence to the shoppers (and several actually commented that they were happy to see us) and serve as extra pairs of eyes and ears for suspicious people/objects.

We were also there to help with crowd control in case of an alert, helping make sure everyone got into the designated shelters safely.

Thankfully it was a boring and quiet night. But I am happy to have done something to help out.

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Posted by on July 21, 2014. Filed under Bomb Shelter Diary,Breaking News,Israeli News,Slider. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.