By Elizabeth Willoughby on
The JNF is addressing the chronic water shortage by building reservoirs and dams in Isreal where annual rainfall only occurs between November and March. The reservoirs store both surface run-off and treated waste water for the irrigation of a land that is 2/3 desert.
Founded in 1901 for the purpose of purchasing land for agriculture and new communities, the JNF is still buying and building, and also planting trees. In efforts to reclaim land, the organization is involved in cleaning up Isreal’s riverways, draining marshes, creating parks, caring for the environment, and turning useless land into thriving resources for its population.
“It’s a little chilly, but it’s great to be here,” Hawn told fans outside the Glasgow fundraiser. “I love Scotland.”
The event raised $200,000 for the Gazit reservoir in the Galilee.
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