An IsraAID team of nine Israeli humanitarian relief experts landed in the US over the weekend to help clean up wreckage from the catastrophic rainstorms and flooding that severely damaged swaths of the Carolinas. The IsraAID experienced volunteers joined forces with partners, Team Rubicon, to help homeowners in South Carolina clear debris from the ruins of their homes.

“IsraAID is also coordinating its efforts with local Jewish Federations. We are glad to be here to support our American friends and ally, giving back to the American people who have been a constant supporter of Israel for years,” said IsraAID Founding Director Shachar Zahavi.

'Giving back to the American people who have been a constant supporter of Israel for years.' Photo by IsraAID
‘Giving back to the American people who have been a constant supporter of Israel for years.’ Photo by IsraAID

The Israel-based humanitarian relief agency took part in a similar recovery mission in Pateros, Washington State in 2014 after a disastrous wildfire.  Over the years, the 750-strong staff of Israeli volunteers and professionals have also lent a hand in flood-ravaged Texas, and have sent disaster relief following floods in Denver and Detroit, hurricanes in Oklahoma, New York and New Orleans.