Veta Greenstone via Crowdrise
June 05, 2011
BENEFITING: SURVIVOR MITZVAH PROJECT
EVENT DATE: Jun 05, 2011
Hey everyone! Yes, its true, I will finally be turning 19 on June 5th (only 12 days away!!!) I want to try to do something a little different for my birthday this year and I'm asking all of my wonderful friends to help. This year, instead of presents, I am asking you to donate to my cause "Helping Holocaust Survivors in Need" because this is a cause I really believe in. I have a relative who has survived the holocaust and she turned 92 last week. I am lucky enough to be able to see her all the time and here all the amazingly moving stories she has to tell. She is lucky that she can live comfortably in her old age, but unfortunately not every survivor can say this. Thousands of holocaust survivors in Israel are living at or below the poverty line. This is frankly unacceptable. After surviving such horrendous things, they are entitled to live out the rest of their lives in comfort and without worrying about having enough to live on. Please, find it in your heart to help those who have already gone through so much.