Night falls on Boro Park. Parents head home from work. Yeshivas wrap up Nacht Seder. Families unite over dinner. And at Shomer Shabbos on 13th Avenue, the final minyanim disperse. Brooklyn’s ever-bustling streets are finally winding down after a long, tiring day.
But there's another side to Brooklyn. At Hatzolah headquarters, things are never quiet. The night shift has just begun. Dispatch is at full volume as Hatzolah of Boro Park remains on call 24/7.
Relishing the blessed quiet of the Hatzolah radio, 205 Hatzolah volunteers are enjoying pleasant family time. Before long though, the radio beep breaks the reverie and triggers a prolonged, restless evening. It turns into a night of selflessness, dedication and ahavas Yisroel, as volunteers slip on their reflective Hatzolah jackets and rush out of the house to rescue a Yiddish neshama.
On his way to the door, Yossi turns to glance at his daughter Chani. She isn’t sad. She knows her Tatty is not avoiding her. He is just a heroic, devoted Hatzolah member, and as Mommy explained, the entire family is part of the incredible mitzvah of saving a life. Chani knows Tatty will get home late, come over to her bed, wake her lightly, fix her blanket and give her a goodnight kiss.
This is no dramatic story. This will be routine for 205 Hatzolah volunteers more than 17,344 times this year. Time and time again, they step up. They never miss it.
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After all, we're in this together as one big family.