Holocaust survivors to receive car

Through a generous donation by the Rachel and Sam Boymel Family Foundation Jewish Family Service will buy an automobile to benefit Holocaust survivors in Cincinnati.

“We are so very appreciative of Mr. and Mrs. Boymel’s kindness” says Gail Mermelstein director of Jewish Family Service’s Center for Holocaust Survivors. “The car we buy with this funding will help dozens of Holocaust survivors in our community stay independent. It will allow us to provide transportation to the grocery store, the pharmacy, doctor appointments and therapeutic socialization such as the monthly Friendship Club.”

Jewish Family Service’s Center for Holocaust Survivors provides counseling and referral direct aid social programming and restitution assistance to Jewish Holocaust survivors. The car will be used by Simon Hoffmann an Action Reconciliation Service for Peace volunteer from Germany to visit Holocaust survivors and assist them with supportive errands.

The donation qualifies the Center for Holocaust Survivors to receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from the German government in the form of restitution money. The center will use  this funding to pay for home care and assistance prescription medicine and medical equipment for Jewish Holocaust survivors.

“This is just one more example of the many ways Rachel and Sam Boymelas Holocaust survivors themselves have dedicated their lives to caring for others” Mermelstein said. “Over the years their philanthropic support of Jewish needs has touched millions of lives in Cincinnati and Israel.”

Source: Cincinnati.com / The Enquirer