Tuesday, April 06, 2010
IDF: Redistribution of "Protection Kits" Begins
Home Front begins nationwide distribution of protection kits
Jonathan Urich IDF Spokesperson's Office 6 April 2010
The IDF Home Front Command and the Israel Postal Authority are launching their national protection kit distribution. In the coming days distribution stations will open in the cities of Ashdod and Rishon LeZion.
In accordance with a recent experiment conducted in recent weeks concerning the distribution arrangements between the Israel Postal Authority and the IDF Home Front Command, a nationwide distribution of protection kits to all residents of Israel will begin on Tuesday (Apr. 6).
The distribution will be carried out in one of two ways: direct mail through the Israel Post Authority, or through distribution stations which will gradually open up throughout the country.
This is the first time a direct postal distribution will be executed. Anyone interested in receiving protection kits to their home is required to call the Israel Postal Authority's 171 hotline and coordinate an appointed time for delivery. This delivery service will cost 25 NIS per household.
As mentioned before, a few weeks ago the Home Front Command and the Israel Postal Authority conducted an experiment in the Bikat Ono area, in which they have distributed up until now about 70 thousand protection kits to residents of the area.
The high satisfaction with the Home Front Command's service regarding the distribution time and according to the terms of the agreement with the Israel Post, has brought further cooperation with them on a national level.
Similarly, distribution stations of protection kits are expected to open gradually throughout Israel. In the coming days distribution stations will open in the cities of Ashdod and Rishon LeZion, and shortly after that eight additional stations are expected to open up in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area, Jerusalem, Beer Sheva, Haifa and its surrounding areas. The Home Front Command reported that according to the agreement additional distribution stations will be established later.
Meanwhile, a television campaign will be launched on Tuesday evening (Apr. 6) to encourage Israeli citizens to equip themselves with the protection kits; later on billboards will also be put up at local authorities.