4 / 11 / 2014
Meet the Refugee Inspiring Me to Live Below the Line
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) is proud to be joining with other leading international organizations as a pa...
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) is proud to be joining with other leading international organizations as a participant in the Live Below the Line campaign, which challenges people to live on $1.50 for five days to raise awareness of extreme poverty and hunger around the world and to raise funds for organizations like HIAS. Along with helping to promote awareness about refugee issues, this campaign is also directly linked to our programs-in Chad alone, this year HIAS is distributing more than 8,730 tons of food to refugees from Darfur in the refugee camps where we work. Refugees, among the most vulnerable people in the world, must often deal with the impact of extreme poverty and hunger, in addition to all of the other trauma of their condition.
4 / 11 / 2014
Bipartisan Group Seeks Fund for Survivors
A bipartisan group of more than 60 members of the House of Representatives is seeking to create a $5 million Holocaus...
A bipartisan group of more than 60 members of the House of Representatives is seeking to create a $5 million Holocaust Survivor Assistance Fund. The request was made in an April 4 letter to Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), ranking member of that committee. Continue reading here.
Bipartisan Group Seeks Fund for Survivors, April 9, 2014, Washington Jewish Week, by Suzanne Pollak
4 / 4 / 2014
Holocaust Survivors Meet Sen. Cardin and Special Envoy Aviva Sufian
Holocaust Survivors from Maryland, along with Jewish Community Services in Baltimore and the Jewish Social Service Ag...
Holocaust Survivors from Maryland, along with Jewish Community Services in Baltimore and the Jewish Social Service Agency in Rockville met with Senator Ben Cardin to discuss the needs of the aging Survivor population. Kathy Greenlee, the Assistant Secretary of Aging at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and Gloria Lawlah, the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging, also participated in the meeting, demonstrating the full support of the state and federal aging service programs. The Holocaust Survivors spoke about the importance of remaining socially connected to the community, and the importance of rental assistance and transportation services. They identified specific barriers with existing services, such as not being allowed to use taxi vouchers for doctor appointments outside the county borders. The Survivors were pleased to have their voices heard, and the government representatives were grateful for the opportunity to meet. They look forward to working with AJFCA to support the Holocaust Survivor Assistance Fund in the federal budget.