The NYPD held some type of drill on Wednesday evening, on 8th Avenue and 49th Street, in Boro Park. Dozens of of NYPD vehicles participated in the drill. At the end of the evening, a police van belonging to Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, was not starting, and instead of calling their own department for assistance, they called Chaveirim, who were on the scene in minutes, to offer their assitance to the members of the NYPD.
Founded by R’ Aaron Yitzchok Cohen and a group of concerned individuals immediately after the tragedy of September 11, 2001, Chaveirim was launched to provide non-emergency, volunteer aid that would be within the capacity of a grass roots organization. Working to assist motorists stranded due to minor hurdles, such as car lockouts, flat tires or running out of gas, as well as helping the elderly & handicapped in our community with their daily needs, the Chaveirim hotline has been handling hundreds of calls daily, with more than 100,000 calls logged to this date.