The original and primary mission of the Swiss Benevolent Society was and is to provide one-time or ongoing assistance - help with paying bills, shopping or transportation - as well as companionship to local Swiss in need.
Contrary to popular belief, there are Swiss in need. Usually, it is:
a sudden, monetary crisis brought on by a death or divorce (50%)
failing health and age, compounded by a lack of family living nearby who could help (40%).
someone who needs help while government assistance (US or Swiss) is arranged (10%).
We depend on the Swiss Community to alert us to cases.
If you know of someone who needs help, please contact Ruedi Sandmeier or Lisa Brinkman at firstname.lastname@example.org. All information is kept confidential.
Tax ID #94-6052328
Swiss Benevolent Society 456 Montgomery Street, #1500 San Francisco, CA 94104