You may not have heard of The Blue Card until now so we thank you for taking the time to learn about the organization and our efforts to raise awareness for this very important and time-sensitive cause. The Blue Card is a national organization with a long and painstaking history. It was established in 1934 in Germany to assist families who have lost their livelihoods as a result of the Nazi regime. In 1939, the original founders of The Blue Card reestablished the organization in the United States to help those individuals who survived the Holocaust to start over their lives in the new country. The Blue Card is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing direct financial assistance to needy Holocaust survivors who live at or near the Federal poverty level. The Blue Card is the only agency that provides continuous and ongoing support for medical care, rent subsidies, food and other basic needs for our survivors. The average income for a single Blue Card grantee is less than $15,000 per year. This unique organization supports close to 2,000 elderly Holocaust survivors. Due to the organization's low overhead, Charity Navigator, which is America’s Largest Charity Evaluator, continually bestows its top rating of 4-Stars upon the Blue Card for the fifth consecutive time . For more information about The Blue Card including description of programs, testimonials and articles, please visit www.bluecardfund.org.
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As many of you may know, I love to run. Running has become an integral part of my life and nothing makes me happier than getting outside and pushing my body to its limits.
And you may be (all too well) aware that I'm a loud, proud Jewish woman. But this wouldn't be possible without the bravery of my grandparents and extended Jewish family. My mother's parents, my Bubba and Papa Lou, were both Holocaust survivors. Their courage and strength have allowed me every opportunity I have today.
Nothing makes me prouder than to know that I will be running this, my fifth marathon, in honor of my grandparents. Every dollar raised will help other Holocaust survivors who are currently in need.
Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to me.
Update: Recently a beautiful article was written about my great aunt and a follow-up that details how she helped my grandmother escape