We are always striving to touch the hearts of those who receive aid, improve their situation, and bring joy to their lives. Nothing makes us happier than knowing that we were successful.
This week, we received a thank-you letter from one of the ladies who works with the Holocaust survivors, and who attended the Hanukkah party we held at the Millennium Center with them:
"Many survivors wish to thank the organization [Vision for Israel] for putting together and for all the effort that was invested in the event... One Holocaust survivor from Yugoslavia, who recently lost her husband, came to me with tears in her eyes and said that for her, every outing from the empty home is essential. She said that the fact that the event took place and was dedicated to Holocaust survivors deeply moved her and she urged me to sign her up to future events with [Vision for Israel]. Another survivor who attended the event is a 96-year-old man who survived Auschwitz, whose entire family was killed in the Holocaust, and another tragedy struck him when his son was murdered in a terror attack in Jerusalem. Despite the chronic pain that he suffers from, he insisted on coming to the event and taking part in it, and he asked to pass on his sincere gratitude to the organization. Another survivor, a childless woman, noted how impressed she was by the classy hospitality, and even thanked Barry personally."
This letter moved us and warmed our hearts. Hearing these kind words from our community gives us the strength to continue to work and fulfill our vision.