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Weinberg Foundation Helps Survivors with $4Mil More

New York—The Conference on Material Claims Against Germany (the Claims Conference or CC) has announced that the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation will provide them with an additional $4 million through 2016. These funds, which the Claims Conference allocates for emergency assistance programs in the U.S. and Canada, are in addition to the $10 million, five-year grant that they received in 2010 from the Weinberg Foundation.

The Weinberg Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the U.S that recognizes the continuing need among Nazi victims for assistance to enable them to live more comfortably in their own homes. The Weinberg Holocaust Survivors Emergency Assistance Fund, allocated to 41 agencies in the U.S. and Canada, helps Holocaust victims pay for items and services such as glasses, dental care, minor home improvements, transportation and short-term homecare.

The Claims Conference will receive an additional $500,000 for 2014, in addition to the $1.5 million already committed. The original grant ends at the end of 2014, but with the new funds, the program will extend through the end of 2016. The amounts available are $2 million for 2015 and $1.5 million for 2016. These additional funds resulted from continuing discussions with the Weinberg Foundation about critical homecare needs that could not be otherwise met.

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