Eretz Yisroel at War: Collection in Lakewood for Specific Items Being Sent to Soldiers [Deadline 11:30 PM Tonight]

Over the past few days, TLS has been inundated with messages requesting where items can be dropped off to be sent to soldiers in Israel.

There is now a confirmed collection in Lakewood that is collecting *very specific items* that are going straight to the soldiers’ bases:

– Baby wipes
– Hiking socks (grey, black)
– Toothbrushes/toothpaste
– Deodorant
– Solar chargers
– Tourniquets
– Men’s M and L boxers
– Dri fit undershirts (green and black)
– Winter hats
– Duffel bags
– Hemorrhagic bandages

Items can be dropped off until 11:30pm tonight, October 11th at:

1366 Alvarado Avenue
Lakewood, NJ

The items can be packed in duffel bags if you have. If not, durable bags.

Do not bring anything not mentioned on above list.

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  1. I’m very torn by these appeals. 1st it’s so satisfying & gratifying to see Yidden coming together to help. That’s what we do
    At the same time we tout Israel as a modern, democratic Western country. World leaders in Tech, Agriculture, Medicine. Multiple Nobel prizes won. “It looks like southern California only nicer.” You get my point.
    My discomfort is with all these great things Israel is about, IDF soldiers need American Jews to send them toothpaste & deodorant? That sounds more like a 3rd world African kangaroo country then a modern progressive country with a strong economy & very powerful military.

    • 11 bases were overrun by terrorists, the US gov’t is resupplying them with weapons, of course the army can issue the minor things but usually these personal items are brought by each soldier from home and now they are offering us an opportunity to help in a small yet meaningful way if this is too much for you to do then can you please explain what you are willing to do to express your appreciation and concern for these young and unmarried boys who are facing savage almost humanlike gorillas in a guerilla warfare situation with their entire future at stake, and you probably have benefitted and will benefit from their hard work?

      • 1. I served in the IDF in a program for non-israeli citizens (I don’t think it’s around anymore).
        2. I Daven for them
        3. I try to set the record straight online.
        But, I can’t believe with all the army warehouses, wholesale warehouses, distribution centers & retail stores they can’t come up with enough toothpaste. It’s not like you use a tube a day or it can’t be shared among a unit of soldiers.

        • think like many Americans were thinking during covid. If you remember people were stocking up on items like they were never going to be available again. From toilet paper to paper towels to food items. Same thing in a war.

      • @actually
        I think Flying J was asking a real question and not trying to be sarcastic. You gave the answer that Flying J was asking in the first half of your comment. It didn’t appear to me as an eyeroll comment.

    • I don’t have any absolute knowledge of military operations anywhere.
      I am under the understanding though, that not every reservist has a bag prepared with basic toiletries and undergarments on standby with enough supplies for an extended operation.
      And that is for the reservists who have such a bag at all. Not all of them do.
      And if you left your home in a hurry, or we’re not at home home when you were called up, you have nothing.

  2. The reason why they need some of these things, is because they can be in a zone for a couple days and no shower or air conditioning, so they need to change underclothing often. Btw if you want to help I’m sure if you help the poor of your city and the needy of israel to continue learning and doing mitzvot it may be evdn a greater thing. Can your neighbour pay tuition is he making a simcha and maybe needs some extra money that wil be the greatest help.

  3. The problem is that the Israeli government doesn’t allow any things that aren’t done with proper paperwork. There is already a planeload full of things that are sitting there in Israel that isn’t allowed to unload. They say that planeload will most probably be dumped or wasted. Whoever is doing this make sure you do it with the Ok from the Israeli government.

    • Based on the response in that situation, I believe that none of the items on this list will be restricted.
      Nothing here has import restrictions or rules of war implications (except for perhaps the undershirts, which is why those are being requested in black or green)

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