ZAKA takes on new project to call the elderly and lonely every day. This is after after multiple elderly Israelis were found dead in their homes.

ZAKA is Israel’s primary rescue and recovery volunteer organization, with thousands of volunteers on call 24/7 to respond to any terror attack, accident or disaster. ZAKA volunteers also work in specialist search and rescue units on land and sea and the UN-recognized ZAKA International Rescue Unit operates at mass casualty incidents around the world.

The ZAKA International Rescue Unit is held in high esteem by emergency forces around the world and is often called upon by international forces to provide assistance, consultation and offer advice.

In addition, the ZAKA International Rescue Unit regularly trains with the relevant IDF and Israeli emergency services, as well as international forces such as the biannual, multi-national training with the U.S. Military National Guard in Indiana.