We have 5 people needing eye operations and have 5 matching gifts of $200 each. So if that offer is still good to match, let me know and I can send money out (I have already sent out one payment for an operation as the woman is in her 90s!).
It happened so quickly…in the span of about 15 minutes, 5 elderly Jews (ranging in age from mid 80’s to their mid 90’s) living out the last years of their lives in remote communities in Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine, will be given the gift of sight! When Zane Buzby of The Survivor Mitzvah Project in LA wrote this morning, she told us that our challenge of finding donors who would cover half the cost of cataract surgery was achieved. Each operation costs $400 (a sum that most of these very poor elders could never imagine amassing) and with the Good People Fund’s $1000 challenge grant, five people will benefit.
Zane’s deeply personal connections to so many elderly Survivors in "the old country" no doubt accounts for their very survival…
It is direct mitzvah work with no bureaucracy and full transparency-just the way we like it!