NEW YORK – The American NGO iVolunteer, which provides individual assistance to
Holocaust survivors in the US, held its annual fundraising “Light Up the Night”
Hanukka gala last week in New York City to raise funds for survivors and
increase public awareness of their needs.
Sheva Tauby, who runs the
organization with her husband, explained that the help iVolunteer provides
ranges from covering certain expenses to volunteers simply going over to the
survivors’ homes to keep them company, fix something around the house or call
them regularly just to chat and hear their everyday concerns.
involved with very hands-on things. It could be anything like cover a couple of
hundred dollars worth of medical expenses that the insurance doesn’t, for
example,” she said.