Jerusalem, Israel (PRWEB) January 15, 2007
The American & Israeli registered non-profit organization "Guardians of Jerusalem" signed the contract for the house in December of 2006 and is set to open its doors in February 2007. The organization is run entirely by American/Israeli volunteer Border Guard soldiers in Jerusalem Israel.
The Lone Soldier House is a new undertaking for organization, which was originally established for the purpose of raising funds for equipment for volunteer Border Guard soldiers in Jerusalem.
"Because we are also in the Border Guard units that we fund, we see & experience first hand the dangers and stresses that the soldiers face every day" says Jamie Ben David, Guardians of Jerusalem director and volunteer Border Guard soldier. He adds "When we came back from the war in Lebanon we returned to our families and we saw that the Lone Soldiers (soldiers without any family in Israel) had nowhere to go. They had no home to go to in which to unwind after the war. It was a really difficult situation".
"We believe the Lone Soldier House will make a substantial impact in the lives of these young soldiers" says Chaim Tannon founding member of the organization & Border Guard volunteer "The Lone Soldier House will contain a mini movie theatre, free computer internet & e-mail access, global VOIP phones for calling family members all over the world, sleeping quarters, Video games, Table games, free meals and a number of other amenities."
The Lone Soldier House is also serving as a launch pad for their third project in which the organization has plans to fund the living expenses for newly released Lone Soldiers while they are attending college after military service.
Funds for the Lone Soldier House have slowly begun to come in from supporters of Israel in the US. The organization is funding the project through a "Sponsor a soldier" format in which donors can choose to sponsor one or multiple soldiers for participation in the Lone Soldier House.
For additional information on the Guardians of Jerusalem non-profit organization contact Jamie Ben David or visit http://www.jerusalemguardians.org