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Update: Ambucycle #806

This Just In: Update from United Hatzalah on the donated Ambucycle #806


"Your ambucycle has been reassigned to Alon Barzilai of Sde Boker and continues to do amazing work.


Recently one Friday evening, Alon was enjoying the Shabbat meal with family and friends when he was alerted t…

Update: Minilance #5203

This Just In: Update on Minilance #5203 from our friends at United Hatzalah


"With the start of the summer season, people take advantage of the weather and head outdoors. However, sometimes these nature visits are more than people bargained for.


It was Monday afternoon and four pe…

Update: Minilance #5203

"Dear friends at the Jewish Federation of Santa Barbara,

Your minilance continues to do amazing work! Attached is a picture of Benny Mizrachi who raced over with your minilance to treat a man who suffered a traumatic injury. 

At another recent call one evening, United Hatzalah volunteer Y…

Update: Desert 19

"Dear Jilli and the Women's Philanthropy Division of Greater Santa Barbara,             


It really made our day to hear about your donation, to know that you support our actions and agenda really fills our sails, and we really want to thank you from the bottom of our heart…

This Just In - United Hatzalah


The Santa Barbara minilance and ambucycle continue to do lifesaving work in the Mitzpe Ramon region.


A family was at home and their rowdy 8 year-old son was playing a game with pebbles when for reasons unknown, he started to choke on one of them! His parents urgently called for help…