Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso announced today the allocation of $575,000 in capital funding to Hatzoloh for the purchase of two new all-electric ambulances. One ambulance will be dedicated to covering the Boro Park area, while the other will serve the Williamsburg area. This funding, allocated for the FY24, marks the Borough President’s first publicly announced contribution and will play a crucial role in enabling Hatzoloh to meet the healthcare needs of Brooklyn’s growing and aging population.
Antonio Reynoso, Brooklyn Borough President, expressed his personal connection to the importance of Hatzoloh’s services, saying, “Growing up in Williamsburg, I saw firsthand how Hatzoloh enhances the health of entire neighborhoods. In times of great need and urgency, Hatzoloh first responders are there to provide comfort and care. With the addition of two new ambulances, their ability to provide assistance will expand further. This allocation is a testament to our gratitude for the countless lives touched and saved by Hatzoloh and the dedicated volunteers who selflessly devote their time to the well-being of all.”
Councilman Kalman Yeger also expressed gratitude, stating, “I am thankful to Borough President Reynoso for his generous allocation of $575,000, which will support Hatzalah in procuring two all-electric ambulances. In conjunction with my own allocation of $885,000 for an additional three ambulances, our partnership has brought a total of $1.46 million to our Brooklyn neighborhoods for the acquisition of five new ambulances, further expanding Hatzalah’s life-saving efforts. Hatzalah is renowned for its highly trained volunteers who promptly respond to medical emergencies, regardless of one’s background or location. Such government partnerships are essential in sustaining Hatzalah’s life-saving capacity, which, in turn, eases the burden on the city’s 911 system. This collaboration reflects just a small part of the joint efforts by the Borough President and myself to enhance our community.”
Yechiel Kalish, CEO of Hatzoloh, expressed the organization’s appreciation for the partnership with the City of New York and the Borough President’s office. He emphasized that every ambulance provided to Hatzolah is crucial for their life-saving work and commended the Borough President for recognizing this and committing to be a key participant and partner in their mission. Hatzolah is grateful for this support and partnership with the city.