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Brooklyn, NY - Hatzalah of New York Receives Nearly Half a Million Grant From Assemblywoman [photos-video]

Published on: July 12, 2010 08:05 PM
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 Pictured (l.to r.) Chaskel Bennett, local Hatzalah volunteer, Rabbi David Cohen, CEO of Chevra Hatzalah,Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, Mr. Heshy Jacobs,President of Chevra Hatzalah, Isaac Unger, Coordinator for Flatbush Volunteers of Hatzalah, and Raphael Treitel, local Hatzalah volunteer. Pictured (l.to r.) Chaskel Bennett, local Hatzalah volunteer, Rabbi David Cohen, CEO of Chevra Hatzalah,Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, Mr. Heshy Jacobs,President of Chevra Hatzalah, Isaac Unger, Coordinator for Flatbush Volunteers of Hatzalah, and Raphael Treitel, local Hatzalah volunteer.

New York - Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein joined by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Rabbi David Cohen, CEO of Chevra Hatzalah, and Mr. Heshy Jacobs, President of Chevra Hatzalah announced $445,000 in funding to overhaul the communication system at Hatzalah’s new command center in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

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“I am honored to have the opportunity to help Hatzalah, an organization whose 1,200 volunteers sacrifice their time and safety to help those in need,” said the Assemblywoman. “In my district office, we have a list of important phone numbers. On top of that list is Hatzalah’s hotline. Unfortunately, we have had to put that number to use for constituents; by the time you put the phone down, Hatzalah is there.”

The $445,000 grant from Assemblywoman Weinstein will cover the expense of an upgrade to the emergency radio and telephone communication system. “Providing such excellent care comes at a price,” Weinstein said, “and although we hope to never need their services, G-d forbid if we do, these funds will ensure Hatzalah can respond using the finest dispatching equipment available.”

“Countless New Yorkers have benefited from the life-saving work that Hatzalah volunteers do every day,” Silver said. “By overhauling its communications system, we are giving this important organization the tools it needs to continue providing our community with these vital services. With this upgrade, Hatzalah, which is already an outstanding model of coordination and efficiency, will be able to do even more for those it serves.”

For the past 35 years, Chevra Hatzalah, a volunteer ambulance service with branches throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area, has provided essential life-saving services to City residents. Tens of thousands of people have benefited from Hatzalah’s professionalism, compassion and swift response in times of emergency.

“I want to thank Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein for her hard work in helping to secure these much-needed funds, Rabbi David Cohen and Heshy Jacobs for the outstanding work they do on behalf of Chevra Hatzalah, and of course all of the volunteers make who this great service possible,” Silver added.

Rabbi Cohen thanked the Assemblywoman, “Assembly Member Weinstein’s grant will have a major impact on Hatzalah’s ability to respond quickly and efficiently in life-saving situations. We also want to thank Assembly Speaker Silver for his steadfast support throughout the years.”

Photos-Video By Shimon Gifter for VIN News

Video below from the event.


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 Jul 12, 2010 at 08:21 PM Anonymous Says:

I thought hatzalah get no public aid

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 Jul 12, 2010 at 09:23 PM Sol Says:

Good for Hatzolah, I'm sure they'll put the money to good use.. To the above comment be advised there are millions of dollars in grants available to all chesed orgs one just has to have the right people and connections in order to shlep it out from the source.. Hatzolah is strictly supported by donations from the olem (u and me) however a grant here and there can only help Hatzolah do a better job.. Good night.

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 Jul 12, 2010 at 09:25 PM Anonymous Says:

Vus shterd dich if they get public aid ?

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 Jul 12, 2010 at 10:08 PM Avrumie Says:

I was on the way home from the Catskills , and i saw a Hatzoloha Ambulance passing me with lights and siren , a few miles ahead i saw the same ambulance stuck on the NY 17 on the left lane i think it was by the Exit 112 area if i remember correct about 1:00 ish , I believe they will buy now new so called emergency fly cars and command mobiles instead of getting new ambulances like you can see in the Catskills they did this year instead of buying a new ambulance and making sure the people are getting good treatment they got a big SUV with all the works i believe its to in press people or what ever need . what a shame , I would suggest them to buy a good TOWING TRUCK like this they will not have to pay for the towing when the old wrecks break down like today , but still you cant take a way the good things they do to Klall yisroel . GOOD LUCK FOR ALL

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 Jul 12, 2010 at 10:17 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

I thought hatzalah get no public aid

There is no way an organization the size of Hatzalah can operate on private funds from pushkas in pizza shops. It's good to have good political networking and clouts to secure grants.

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 Jul 12, 2010 at 10:17 PM ssssss Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

I thought hatzalah get no public aid

Wow its a maizing

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 Jul 12, 2010 at 10:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Avrumie Says:

I was on the way home from the Catskills , and i saw a Hatzoloha Ambulance passing me with lights and siren , a few miles ahead i saw the same ambulance stuck on the NY 17 on the left lane i think it was by the Exit 112 area if i remember correct about 1:00 ish , I believe they will buy now new so called emergency fly cars and command mobiles instead of getting new ambulances like you can see in the Catskills they did this year instead of buying a new ambulance and making sure the people are getting good treatment they got a big SUV with all the works i believe its to in press people or what ever need . what a shame , I would suggest them to buy a good TOWING TRUCK like this they will not have to pay for the towing when the old wrecks break down like today , but still you cant take a way the good things they do to Klall yisroel . GOOD LUCK FOR ALL

I would suggest that if you would leave it to the Hatzalah members to save your life, if G-d forbid you should need it, then you should also leave it to Hatzalah to make a decision about what type of equipment to buy to save your life.

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 Jul 12, 2010 at 11:01 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Avrumie Says:

I was on the way home from the Catskills , and i saw a Hatzoloha Ambulance passing me with lights and siren , a few miles ahead i saw the same ambulance stuck on the NY 17 on the left lane i think it was by the Exit 112 area if i remember correct about 1:00 ish , I believe they will buy now new so called emergency fly cars and command mobiles instead of getting new ambulances like you can see in the Catskills they did this year instead of buying a new ambulance and making sure the people are getting good treatment they got a big SUV with all the works i believe its to in press people or what ever need . what a shame , I would suggest them to buy a good TOWING TRUCK like this they will not have to pay for the towing when the old wrecks break down like today , but still you cant take a way the good things they do to Klall yisroel . GOOD LUCK FOR ALL

Your an idiot and you should pray to g-d you never need hatzalah. Hatzalah is a great organization and not one organization is any better than the rest. We need all the organziations help but Hatzalah ranks right up there. Who doesn't know somone who was helped directly or indirectly by the wonderful and deicated hatzalah memebers.

People who do not get paid for what they do are going straight to gan eden and you have the chutzpaha to say negative things and spew your hatred? I just pray you never need them.

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 Jul 12, 2010 at 11:05 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Avrumie Says:

I was on the way home from the Catskills , and i saw a Hatzoloha Ambulance passing me with lights and siren , a few miles ahead i saw the same ambulance stuck on the NY 17 on the left lane i think it was by the Exit 112 area if i remember correct about 1:00 ish , I believe they will buy now new so called emergency fly cars and command mobiles instead of getting new ambulances like you can see in the Catskills they did this year instead of buying a new ambulance and making sure the people are getting good treatment they got a big SUV with all the works i believe its to in press people or what ever need . what a shame , I would suggest them to buy a good TOWING TRUCK like this they will not have to pay for the towing when the old wrecks break down like today , but still you cant take a way the good things they do to Klall yisroel . GOOD LUCK FOR ALL

sorry you didn't make it into the organization it must really hurt.
p.s. it is not a TOWING TRUCK how about a tow truck.

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 Jul 12, 2010 at 11:10 PM Anonymous Says:

Hershy Jacobs is great! together with all the rest!
Tizku L'mitzvos

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 Jul 12, 2010 at 11:11 PM Tracht Git Says:

I know this Assembly Weinstein fights for Yeshivas also. Nice to hear we still have friends of the yidden around. In the economy it must be dificult to raise funds.

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 Jul 13, 2010 at 12:45 AM concerned yid Says:

shelly - heshy --v'chal hakohol hakadosh hazeh.....yasher koach - chazak v'ematz...."u'me yodeah im li'es kazoes higat lamalchus!"..........

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 Jul 13, 2010 at 12:47 AM plz explain Says:

Is this to help only NY metropolitan area hatzulah? or individual locations like flatbush, williamsburg and Crown heights too?

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 Jul 13, 2010 at 01:07 AM Anonymous Says:

13 This is just for Central Hatzolah - all local neighberhoods have to raise their own funds. Keep it up Bernie - behind the scenes but you deserve the limelight too.

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 Jul 13, 2010 at 02:32 AM Jack Says:

In response to "Avrumie", the Hatzolah fly car was sponsored with all its equipment by a private donor. This donor similarly to the person who donated Boro Park Hatzolah's Command Center, wanted to sponsor an item that can be used in the event of a mass casualty incident (MCI). If you would see the vehicle, you would see how beneficiary this is to Hatzolah. Besides for the much needed Fly Car, the vehicle is stocked with life saving equipment such as oxygen, and other medical supplies. The vehicle has inter-agency communication equipment, something that is vital in the region. The vehicle is also equipped with a light tower to enable Hatzolah to work on scenes during the night. It is crucial for an agency as large as Hatzolah to have the proper apparatus to operate large operations. Catskill Hatzolah which operates in 2 different counties, and has vehicles in 10 different towns and villages must have the ability to control the over 200 active members. I would like to wish a Mazal tov to Catskill Hatzolah for all the hard effort they put in to keeping our families safe. Thank you! And keep up the lifesaving work. P.S. "Avrumie" better people think you a fool, then you open your mouth, and remove all doubt.

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 Jul 13, 2010 at 07:20 AM Anonymous Says:

The money is for the new central command communication system, it says that in the article. That central command is where all the calls go no matter which number you use to reach hatzoloh in an emergency... (718) or (212)

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 Jul 13, 2010 at 08:49 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Avrumie Says:

I was on the way home from the Catskills , and i saw a Hatzoloha Ambulance passing me with lights and siren , a few miles ahead i saw the same ambulance stuck on the NY 17 on the left lane i think it was by the Exit 112 area if i remember correct about 1:00 ish , I believe they will buy now new so called emergency fly cars and command mobiles instead of getting new ambulances like you can see in the Catskills they did this year instead of buying a new ambulance and making sure the people are getting good treatment they got a big SUV with all the works i believe its to in press people or what ever need . what a shame , I would suggest them to buy a good TOWING TRUCK like this they will not have to pay for the towing when the old wrecks break down like today , but still you cant take a way the good things they do to Klall yisroel . GOOD LUCK FOR ALL

My Dear Avrumi, A few tidbits FYI.
1. Catskill Hatzolah did buy 3 new ambulances this year.
2. Each neighborhood Hatzolah is responsible for their own fundraising, so what one neighborhhod has, or does not have, has no bearing at all on another neighborhood.
3. Just because the ambulance was on the side of the road does not mean it broke down. Many times an ambulance will pull over so that an IV line, or other medical intervention can be done on the patient, which is much more difficult to do in a moving ambulance.

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 Jul 13, 2010 at 09:56 AM a Says:

Reply to #13  
plz explain Says:

Is this to help only NY metropolitan area hatzulah? or individual locations like flatbush, williamsburg and Crown heights too?

This is for the communications, which I believe is shared, since all calls go through the same main numbers. Equipment is paid for by each branch, and that is dependent on local fundraising.

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 Jul 13, 2010 at 02:41 PM Avrumi Says:

Reply to #9  
Anonymous Says:

sorry you didn't make it into the organization it must really hurt.
p.s. it is not a TOWING TRUCK how about a tow truck.

"Sorry " sorry for what ? for not getting in there i never Even tried and I'm not Even a EMT or the type of person who can Even become a member

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 Jul 13, 2010 at 09:16 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Avrumie Says:

I was on the way home from the Catskills , and i saw a Hatzoloha Ambulance passing me with lights and siren , a few miles ahead i saw the same ambulance stuck on the NY 17 on the left lane i think it was by the Exit 112 area if i remember correct about 1:00 ish , I believe they will buy now new so called emergency fly cars and command mobiles instead of getting new ambulances like you can see in the Catskills they did this year instead of buying a new ambulance and making sure the people are getting good treatment they got a big SUV with all the works i believe its to in press people or what ever need . what a shame , I would suggest them to buy a good TOWING TRUCK like this they will not have to pay for the towing when the old wrecks break down like today , but still you cant take a way the good things they do to Klall yisroel . GOOD LUCK FOR ALL

Since you are such a great guy with all the right answers, did you stop to see if they need help? did you at least call the Hatzolah base to tell them a bus seems to be stuck, but you could not offer help? maybe they were stuck and their radio was out of order? Thanks for caring

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