BENEFITING: Blue Card
Welcome to the home of the 2017 Team Blue Card at the Panasonic New York City Triathlon! The mission of The Blue Card, a national non-profit organization, is to provide direct, ongoing financial assistance in a caring and dignified manner to needy Holocaust survivors in the United States. The Blue Card provides direct financial assistance to needy Holocaust survivors who live at or near the Federal poverty level. The Blue Card is unique in that it provides both long-term ongoing support and emergency grants for basic human needs in the most caring way. As the economy roughens, it grinds down on elderly Holocaust survivors living on fixed incomes and at the edge of independence. Although the number of survivors decreases with time, the needs remain very high. Survivors we serve are falling into increasingly poorer health and their need for financial assistance grows. The Blue Card offers its invaluable help to Holocaust survivors through a variety of vital programs. Help is given in the form of cash grants issued directly to the client or to the provider of vital goods and services. The grants are made for food, health care, dental care, crisis and ongoing psychotherapy, health insurance, prescription drugs, personal emergency response system, housing, transportation, and various one-time emergencies.