Helmsley Trust Announces $1.75 Million for Israe

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will disburse $1.75 million in grants to two Israeli institutions that help children and adults with special needs and their families, the trust announced in a press release.

Shalva, The Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel, will receive $1 million for a dining hall and events floor in the organizationís new National Childrenís Center in Jerusalem. Beit Halochem-Tel Aviv, which serves about 5,500 disabled veterans of the Israel Defense Forces, will receive $750,000 towards the creation of a professional hydrotherapy facility and renovations to existing pool facilities.

“These two grants demonstrate our belief that community-based health care services best serve the needs of families and children,” said Helmsley trustee Sandor Frankel.

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