The entire sum has been transferred: about 4,000 NIS, which after PayPal's commission, makes about 3,800 - the sum needed to cover the minimal travelling expenses (detailed costs can be found below).
36 people participated: friends, family members, strangers, colleagues from Israel and abroad, most of them from Israel and some from England, Ireland, France, USA and even Hong Kong and Trinidad.
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Thank you everyone who participated. Your support is greatly appreciated.