July 22nd, 2018 – Helping Hand Coalition for Israel (עמותת יד לעזרה ישראל) assisted two volunteers from GAiN USA as they came to continue blessing the survivors with 14 more clinics. Over 600 Holocaust survivors received free eyeglasses. The clinics were held over 3 weeks in 11 different cities in Israel.
The eyeglasses brought not only clearer vision, but much appreciation and joy. Many people received both reading glasses and distance glasses. Over 1000 pairs of glasses were given, including sunglasses, which are very important in summer, as they slow the development of various eye problems.
One elderly lady had tears in her eyes as she said that she had never received such a gift for free. Many survivors received gifts of hand-made aprons and bags for their walkers/wheelchairs as well.