An American Friends of Magen David Adom ambulance was dedicated to members of the U.S. Congress last month in a ceremony on Capitol Hill. The purchase of the ambulance, which will be put to use in Israel, was made possible by a gift from the estate of Jack Greenberg of Cincinnati. Some 20 House and Senate members attended the event, including Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) and Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan). The emergency vehicle was dedicated on the eve of AFMDA’s 70th anniversary.
Founded in 1940 as American Red Mogen Dovid for Palestine, during the pre-State era, the organization became American Red Mogen Dovid for Israel with Israel’s Declaration of Independence and then American Red Magen David for Israel before changing its name to American Friends of Magen David Adom.