Penina Assulin, a Netivot resident and volunteer EMT for United Hatzalah, was supposed to get married last week.
She and her fiance were compelled to cancel the event owing to the security situation in southern Israel, which included terminating all of their contracts with different service providers for the wedding.
Eli Beer, the president and founder of United Hatzalah, acted quickly to help the couple after learning of Asulin’s situation by planning a second wedding in Jerusalem on Sunday night.
He was successful in getting a variety of service providers on board who all offered to help out.
The long-awaited moment finally occurred on Sunday night as the bride and groom stood beneath the chuppah in Jerusalem’s Rehavia area.
Beer’s daughter and her friends, who volunteered to work as waiting staff during the event and offered their aid without charge, were among the service providers taking part. Eli Pollak, CEO of United Hatzalah, was given the distinction of reciting one of the seven blessings.
At the wedding, Assulin expressed her gratitude to the group, saying, “I want to thank the United Hatzalah family, President and Founder Eli Beer, and all of the orange angels who mobilized and helped me on the most special day of my life.”
“This embodies the essence of the United Hatzalah family and of the people of Israel,” Beer said in further explanation of the program. Despite the terrible catastrophe that befell our country last week, Israeli society has demonstrated an incredible amount of cohesion and togetherness ever since the conflict started.
We are happy that we were able to ensure that Penina was able to enjoy her wonderful day with her new spouse in safe conditions without further delay.
United Hatzalah has been on both the giving and receiving ends of this solidarity and deeds of loving kindness.
I would like to express my gratitude to all of the vendors who agreed to offer the couple their services at no cost and contributed to making this joyful event possible.