My name is Yitzie Selengut, and currently live in Yad Binyamin, Israel and am a retired FDNY*EMS EMT. One of the reasons that I decided to run for Team Yachad is because I truly believe in what they do. Case in point: My daughter Liora recently went to volunteer and help out in a local business, called a Matat. This business employs special needs adults, making all sorts of creative and useful items, some of which we purchased for my son Yonah's Bar Mitzvah. Not only do they do VERY nice work, but also instills a sense of value and self appreciation in these (very friendly) individuals. If not for organizations such as Yachad, and many other worthwhile places, these adults and children with special needs would not get such important things, such as love, bonding with others, self appreciation and simply, being.
PS-- I'm the one on the left in the picture..