Some 3,350 lone soldiers serve in the IDF, having left their countries of origin and families in order to serve the Jewish nation. Each lone soldier whose family resides overseas is eligible once during their service for flight funding to visit his/her family in the soldier’s country of origin. American Friends of LIBI donated $10,000 in 2018 for flights of lone soldiers visiting their families. American Friends of LIBI‘s donation funded flights of 12 lone soldiers: five soldiers from the USA, four from the Russian Commonwealth and three from Europe.