A gift from heaven

Sep 19, 2017

At this time, you have adopted almost all of our Holocaust survivors, and not only financially. Many sponsors have made contact with their adopted grandfather/grandmother via mail or a personal visit. This is very much appreciated by our elderly people! Somewhere on the other side of the world, someone cares for them; they experience the love and feel that they matter. This is so precious, and its impact cannot be overestimated. It gives them courage and strength in today’s often-tough living conditions. Their advanced age involves many health problems that affect everyday life. In addition, some of our elderly died this year, leaving a lot of sadness for their partner or family members who are left behind.

On your behalf we handed out the half-year bank cheques, and Yad L’Ami added an extra gift for Rosh Ha-Shana, the start of the Jewish new year. We also handed out vitamins, paracetamol, toothpaste from England, and patchwork blankets from Germany. The reaction of the elderly was touching. One, with tears in his eyes, called it “a gift from heaven.” Thank you very much!

Some activities are scheduled for this autumn: In October, we hope to organize a festive musical lunch for the Holocaust survivors who are still able to walk. And the medical pedicurist, Richt, has once again offered to give many of the elderly a good foot treatment.

We thank you so much for your support.