Michael Cherney Foundation has allotted substantial assistance to the families that had lost their providers in the air catastrophe of October 2002, when the Ukrainian Air force shot down a civilian aircraft en route from Tel Aviv to Novosibirsk. 78 people died in this horrible accident. The Cherney Fund has supported many families who lost their fathers in this tragedy.
Furthermore, the Foundation has assisted a group of relatives in erecting a memorial to the victims of the catastrophe.
The Israeli Keren Kayemet Land Fund has expressed its utmost appreciation to the Cherney Foundation for helping establish the memorial.