Survivors of Terror

Healing Families in Israel

A terrorist attack lasts a moment; its impact lasts a lifetime. Terrorism is a recurrent, brutally disruptive part of life in the State of Israel. Many Israeli terror victims and their families never recover from their emotional and physical injuries. As a result, many of these families suffer severe economic difficulties and shattered lives.

The Roberta Project for Survivors of Terror distributes funds directly to families whose lives have been irreparably shattered, particularly to those whose main provider was the victim. While we assist survivors of the most recent violence, ATZUM specifically works to identify victims of terrorism from past attacks who are not receiving assistance. Survivors of violence prior to the current “Intifada”/Palestinian uprising, beginning in September 2000, are often overlooked by programs of assistance in lieu of more recent cases.

In the past four years, ATZUM facilitated the allocation of over $1,000,000 to these families. The following are examples of the assistance ATZUM provides:

  • Taxi rides to and from school for children unable to ride buses after being injured in a bus bombing
  • School tuition for children of survivors of terror seeking to bring added earning capacity to their families
  • Orthopedic household equipment for people suffering chronic pain as a result of their injuries
  • Washing machines for survivors who lost limbs or mobility in a terror attack
  • Tefillin for bar-mitzva boys whose parents were killed or injured in a bombing
  • Computers for survivors who have difficulties leaving their homes and/or who are enrolled in university, and for their children to pursue academic studies

Every dollar earmarked for ATZUM’s Survivors of Terror Project goes directly to the intended recipients. ATZUM is able to quickly and directly distribute donations to those in need by adhering to the following:

  • Utilization of home office space in lieu of expensive office space
  • Maintaining minimal administrative expenses
  • Reducing bureaucracy by remaining entirely politically and organizationally independent and unaffiliated
  • Employing an efficient, allocation process based on careful examination and due diligence