CCU raises $1 million for Israeli volunteer emergency first responders

Colorado Christian University (CCU) has raised over $1 million to save lives in Israel amid the ongoing conflict with the terrorist group Hamas. The funds were raised during CCU’s Israel Benefit Dinner and Prayer Vigil event on December 5.

The $1 million will benefit United Hatzalah, an emergency medical rapid-response organization whose volunteer medics have provided a critical service during this time of terror in Israel.

“On the same day the elite universities were making what amounted to a declaration of antisemitism, CCU was making a declaration that we stand with the Jewish people and Israel in this time of trial, and that we denounce antisemitism,” said Dr. Donald Sweeting, CCU chancellor. “The evening proved to be more than just a declaration or cheap talk, it was one of respect and heartfelt gratitude and a gift of over $1 million.”

The solidarity event brought together Jewish and Christian leaders in Colorado for a kosher dinner, remarks on the ongoing situation in Israel, and a joint public prayer vigil for peace.

“As the president of Colorado Christian University, I promise you we will continue to stand with the state of Israel and her right and her fight for liberty, justice and the defense of her homeland and her people,” remarked Eric K. Hogue, CCU president. “The brotherhood between Christians and Jews is strong, and there is nothing that should ever separate it.”

Jeff Hunt, Centennial Institute director, added, “Americans have clearly seen the failure of our nation’s most elite universities in speaking against antisemitism. With CCU, you have a university that is proud to stand with Israel and to raise money to save Jewish lives.”