BENEFITING: Blue Card
For my April 2, 2016 Bat Mitzvah project, I have chosen to support aging Holocaust survivors, who are suffering from the consequences of the most devastating conditions imaginable, including poor nutrition and no medical care. Please help me support the wonderful organization, The Blue Card, a 501(c)charity that assists over 2,400 Holocaust survivors annually. Many survivors came to this country after World War II and worked in menial jobs. Tiny pensions from those jobs, social security, and Medicaid simply cannot keep up with the financial needs of this most vulnerable population. Many of them did not receive any restitution or other payments from Germany or other countries. They are frequently desperate for uncovered expenses such as dental care, hearing aids, and transportation to doctors. After all they have suffered, these men and women should not have to choose between paying for food or paying for medicine. Dignity was forcibly taken from them during the Holocaust, and The Blue Card ensures that its clients don't lose their dignity again, in their last years. The Blue Card is the only agency that provides continuing, ongoing support for medical care, rent subsidies, food and other basic needs to indigent Holocaust survivors. Additionally, the Blue Card cares about educating young people about the Holocaust. The Blue Card helped me coordinate bringing a Holocaust survivor to speak to my fellow 7th and 8th grade classmates, at my school here in the Hudson Valley. Thank you very much for supporting my Blue Card fundraiser, a cause so meaningful to me. I am in awe of the Blue Card's vast services available to Holocaust survivors. For more information, please visit The Blue Card's website at: http://www.bluecardfund.org/how-we-help.html
The Blue Card ensures that we never forget this horrible tragedy in history, and never allow it to happen again.