The Hymans’ experiences (“Keeping the troops well supplied,” September 12) are typical of the more than 600 American volunteers, ages 17+ ,who volunteer year round on IDF bases through Volunteers for Israel (www.vfi-usa.org). The life-changing program administered by Sar-El offers adventure, friendship, fun, and a deep feeling of pride while relieving Israel of its economic and military burden. Food, lodging and work clothes are free, and there are special international youth programs for students. Carol Stein and Beverly Cohen are regional co-directors, who cover New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia. For information, call 1-866-514-1948.