The early hours of Thursday were beyond chaotic for Hatzolah, Shomrim, and Chaverim, who, despite all odds, helped New Yorkers stay safe from the raging flash floods that took over the city.
In a whopping new statistic, the three Jewish volunteer organizations answered and catered to around 5000 calls in the span of just 5 hours that night, making sure they could send help wherever it was needed.
Rightly proving themselves to be the backbone of the Tri-State area Orthodox Jewish communities, the volunteers helped dozens of citizens get back to safety from the flash floods. They also responded to hundreds of calls from stranded motorists, who were frightened and crying as they abandoned their vehicles in strange areas with no one to help them. The floods were so bad, several vehicles were partially or almost fully submerged in water.
The volunteers also, in numerous cases, helped families pump water out of their flooded homes, and risked their own lives to save those of others. The entire orthodox community will forever be indebted to our volunteers!
This is what it looks like when community members come together to help each other out. Our district is blessed to have organizations like @BPShomrim whose volunteers selflessly do this kind of work day in and day out. https://t.co/ZAryMQWJHk
— Community Board 12 (@BrooklynCB12) September 2, 2021