Friends of the IDF (FIDF) Washington, D.C., chapter recently adopted the Israeli navy’s elite Shayetet 3 and Daburim patrol squadrons as part of the FIDF Adopt a Brigade Program. The adoption is a three-year commitment. The Adopt a Brigade Program allows supporters to truly become one with the soldiers and go beyond donating money. Adopt a Brigade focuses on providing financial aid for soldiers and their families, on supporting lone soldiers, on general well-being activities and on scholarships. In order to foster personal relationships with their adopted soldiers, the Washington, D.C., chapter sends handwritten postcards from local children and families.
Lt. Nir Fridlander, commander in a Shayetet 3 squadron, said, “FIDF’s support fills me, my soldiers and my entire ship with a lot of pride and a lot of joy. We need that support, and we’re very happy to have that support from Washington, D.C.”