In the video: Olaya the new hospitality complex in the north/Walla system!
They have been hosting the soldiers for two months for free. Reservists in "Olea"/Olea
The "Black Sabbath," to which an entire country woke up on October 7, shocked the Israeli public. Since then, alongside the heroic stories of the security forces, we have witnessed daily the sweeping civil mobilization that includes countless heartwarming initiatives of mutual responsibility, which succeed, one after another, in illuminating the way for us in the darkest hour of the state.
One of these initiatives is taking place at the Olea hospitality complex in Rosh Pina, which from October 7 opened the complex to host reservists for free, all without payment from the Ministry of Tourism or the Ministry of Defense. Now Olea is trying to inject some money into a fund that won't collapse the small business and be used to host the soldiers, and in return you'll get a voucher for hosting the amount you paid when quiet returns to the north.
"We opened the hospitality complex to reservists with the understanding that during this tense period, people will not come to the north to vacation in our compound," says Olea owner Yoni Cantero. "Instead of hosting vacationers, we decided to host the soldiers who serve in the area and give them a little respite from the fighting on the front. These are soldiers who sometimes don't even have a bed to sleep in – or the only option for them is to sleep in gathering areas. Some of the soldiers come here for a long period of time, and right from the beginning of the war they stay here – and some come for a night or two."
"Instead of hosting vacationers, we decided to host soldiers serving in the area." Equipment of soldiers in Olea/Olea
"With mutual help we can grow again"
Cantero explains that the citizens can transfer any amount they choose to cover the cost of the soldiers in the compound, and in return each donor receives a credit voucher in the amount of the donation to stay in Olea for the day after the war. "The funds will allow us to continue to fund the stay of the reservists," he adds. "All of us together in the midst of the storm understand that only together with help and mutual responsibility can we grow again."
Olea was established two years ago as a new hospitality complex, which combines the intimacy of hosting in bed and breakfasts but with a hotel experience. Just after the opening, entrepreneurs Yoni Catenaro, Amos Mor and Adv. Jonathan Hyatt found themselves in the Corona period, a very challenging period that they successfully went through, and now came the war in Gaza and the conflict in the north.
"Since the outbreak of the war, the hospitality complex has become a 'hospitality outpost,'" Kantaro says. "Reservists from the north come to us for a refreshment station, accommodation and shower, all free of charge. Olea also offered himself to residents who had been evicted from their homes due to the war. All of us together in this storm understand that only together with help and mutual responsibility can we grow from this as a country together."
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