Support Magen David Adom by Buying Israeli Wine

 

 

 

Americans looking to support Israel after this summer’s Operation Protective Edge now have a new way to do it. Drinking Wine.

American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) and the Israel Wine Producers Association have partnered on a new initiative in which the IWPA will donate $24 to MDA (via AFMDA) for every 12 bottles of Israeli wine purchased through October 31. The funds will help MDA, Israel’s national emergency medical response and blood services organization to replenish critical medical supplies that were used up during Operation Protective Edge. MDA’s operation is not funded by the Israeli government.

With the high holidays upon us, now is a great time to buy Israeli wines. Among the

Israeli wineries participating are Gamla, Barkan, Carmel, Shiloh, Binyamina, Flam, Segal’s, and Domaine du Castel. Many of Israel’s 300+ wineries are now producing internationally-renowned wines. Sales of Israeli wines top $315 million annually.

The partnership was announced Sept. 10 by AFMDA and the Israel Wine Producers Association. To initiate a donation, simply mail the receipts for the purchased wine as well as a completed rebate form to:

 

IWPA/MDA Israeli Wines Rebate

P.O. Box 407 -MPS -Dept. 482 #IWPAMDA

Cinnaminson, NJ 08077-0407

Rebate forms can be found at participating wine retailers and at www.afmda.org/wine-rebate or

www.iwpa.com/rebate.php. Rebates and receipts must be mailed by November 30, 2014 to qualify.

The $24 donation will be made in increments of 12 purchased bottles.

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For more information about MDA’s lifesaving work in Israel, visit www.afmda.org To learn about

the Israeli Wine Producers Association, visit www.iwpa.com.