We would like to pass on the following correspondence from EAGT and encourage members to consider supporting the Perls family.
on behalf of the GANZ Council
Dear members of the EAGT,
We wish you a very Happy New Year!
Today we turn to you with a special request to support our founders’ family Renate Perls and her daughter Leslie Gold:
Renate Perls (Fritz’s and Laura’s daughter, 87 years old) and her own daughter, Leslie Gold, are both on the verge of becoming homeless in New York.
For a long time, they have been struggling to survive on very meager resources and subject to fragile health, with Leslie taking responsibility for Renate’s basic needs.
After many years, Leslie finally convinced Renate to get some public assistance, so she now receives a modest Social Security payment, SSI, food benefits, and Medicaid.
Lately, Leslie’s health has deteriorated dramatically, she can neither work nor help Renate in any way, and she is now looking to find an affordable home for the elderly for Renate. Unfortunately, there is a long waiting list for all senior assisted living homes that are decent, and it is also unclear whether the costs of this home will be covered by public funds in addition to Renate’s meager Social Security pension. Renate’s resources are complete dried out and they are in a desperate situation.
This sad information comes to us from a most reliable colleague, who, for years has kept contact with them for the sake of her friendship with Laura. This colleague tries to give Renate and Leslie emotional support, cared for them and supported them financially from time to time, collecting some donations from close friends, former trainees of Laura.
At present the situation is too serious and before it gets out of hand, we have decided to alert our community and launch a crowd-funding campaign to help Leslie cover her accumulated debts and help them with their monthly costs at least until Renate can be placed in a decent senior assisted living facility.
Obviously, we need to act as soon as possible before more damage is done. This would be a joint effort of EAGT, AAGT and NYIGT, in the spirit of our mutual social responsibility, and a moral obligation which we owe to our spiritual, theoretical professional ancestors.
We hope you will find it in your heart to donate and we thank you in advance for any and all support you can give.
Our colleagues from NYIGT Dan Bloom, Burt Lazarin, Adam Weitz and Gail Feinstein have set up a GoFundMe page to collect donations for Renate and Leslie, our founders’ family:
You can help our founders’ family with your donation of any size. $5, $25. $100 … the fee for a session…. more… anything. The amount collected goes directly to them.
With a big thank you and best wishes for a happy and peaceful 2019,
Beatrix Wimmer, EAGT President
Tali Levine Bar-Yoseph, AAGT President
Adam Weitz, NYIGT PresidentSave & Close
P.S. The full report, including financial and health details, is in our hands and will be made available if needed.
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