PANIC BUTTONS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO MORE NORTH AMERICAN NEEDY HOLOCAUST
SURVIVORS.

The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants
and The Blue Card have announced today the expansion of the program that
provides needy Holocaust survivors with “Panic Buttons.”

The “panic buttons” will allow survivors to contact emergency services by
pushing a button on a necklace or bracelet. These life-saving devices will
be provided to survivors who request them, especially those who live alone.

The American Gathering has arranged with the Claims Conference to provide
additional funding for The Blue Card’ Jakob Mogilnik Emergency Response
Program.

The system, provided by the Amcest Corporation of Roselle, NJ, have been
distributed to 350 frail Holocaust survivors living below the poverty level
in the New York Metropolitan area and around the country. Already, it has
proven to be a lifesaver. In late January, an elderly Holocaust survivor in
Brooklyn used his new PERSYS to escape certain tragedy.

It’s not the first time that the American Gathering and The Blue Card have
stepped in to assist elderly Holocaust survivors. Michael Lissner, Chairman
of The Blue Card notes, “These frail Holocaust survivors have been through
unspeakable atrocities and deserve to live their final years with dignity.
We regularly purchase medication, or assist with bills to help keep the
lights on or purchase needed home repairs.”

For additional information contact Blue Card, 171 Madison Ave. Suite 1405,
New York, NY 10016. Call 212-239-2251 or email blue.card@verizon.net.