The Mission of The Blue Card is to provide direct financial assistance to needy Holocaust survivors.
Who We Help
The Blue Card assists over 2,400 Holocaust survivors annually. As these men and women age, they are plagued with the consequences of surviving the most devastating conditions imaginable, including poor nutrition and no medical care.
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. Most of them never received any pensions or payments administered by The Claims Conference. 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.
Chosen to Light - August 25, 2015
Starting a most important effort "Chosen to Light." Light a candle in support of Holocaust Survivors that live below the poverty line in America. Please choose to light, share why you feel you are "Chosen to Light", do anything and pass along to everyone. We need to end this trauma and provide comfort and dignity to these very special people for the short time they have left.