37 Survivor Assistance Program- Israel Northern Galilee Galila (also on page 14) is a grassroots organization formed for the purpose of improving the daily lives of impoverished residents of the Galilee region of Israel, primarily in the towns that border Lebanon. Included in the people they help are 500+ Holocaust and Ghetto Survivors. They give the 143 poorest Survivors 360 shekels semi-annually (approximately $99) of vouchers redeemable for food and clothing. These 143 survivors, most of whom came from the FSU, live on meager pensions and meager supplementary subsidies from government agencies. Galila attempts to make their final years more bearable by sending in people to help in their apartments, distributing as much clothing, shoes, heaters, fans, glasses, hearing aids, and other day-to-day NECESSITIES as its budget permits. Additionally, Galila administers an Emergency Financial Aid Fund that it uses to help the entire 500+ survivors from all over Europe (including the 143 who receive the “subsidy”). HOT has funded (i) emergency financial aid, (ii) semiannual distribution of vouchers redeemable for food and clothing, (iii) the purchase of clothes, shoes, and other necessities for these survivors, and (iv) has also funded repairs to apartments (many in four-story walk-ups) where some of these survivors live in conditions that are deplorable for people who suffered for the “crime” of being Jewish. Many of these people arrived from the FSU in the ‘90s, and are elderly, still have language barriers, and still don’t have the proper skillsets to enable them to be a part of the Israeli workforce. We have been using un-designated funds to help these people who have suffered so badly but we now NEED our donors to designate gifts to help these people who are a living testimony to the horrors of the Nazis: (1) $13,774 to be used for emergency financial aid to survivors (2) $14,182 to fund the next semi-annual distribution of vouchers redeemable for food and clothing (3) $20,661 to cover additional repairs of decrepit apartments that exceed the $2,204 maximum per apartment expenditure permitted by a grant from another donor