Congratulations to Hadeel Issa, one of our national service volunteers, on her Certificate of Excellence from the National Civil Service Authority רשות השירות הלאומי-אזרחית. The ceremony, held in Jerusalem in the presence of Reuven Pinsky, Director General of the National Civil Service Authority, under the auspices of President Reuven Rivlin, who was absent due to the mourning period for his wife Nechama z"l. Hadeel was accompanied by Luba Balin, RN from the Nursing Administration and responsible for Galilee Medical Center's National Service volunteers, and family members. She was among only 25 other volunteers from around Israel who volunteer for a variety of institutions, to receive the special award. According to the certificate, Hadeel, who volunteers in the ER and Maternity Ward admissions departments, is thorough, motivated, performs every task with a smile in a timely manner with meticulous attention to detail. Her desire to help is an inseparable part of her nature.

We're proud of Hadeel and all of this year's 80 National Service/Sherut Leumi volunteers who reflect a tapestry of the region's residents — Jews, Christians, Muslims and Druze, secular and religious, and new and veteran immigrants, including many with special needs.

Photo: Roni Albert