New York – With most of New York City still crippled by the monster blizzard that dumped record breaking snow all over the metropolitan area, getting around has proven to be quite challenging. For people who need to keep medical appointments, including physical therapy, dialysis and chemotherapy staying home is not an option.
Chaveirim, Hatzalah and Shomrim have all been inundated with calls from people with non-life threatening emergencies who are in need of transportation. While there are many volunteers available to drive patients, the two organizations are in need of four wheel drive vehicles which can navigate the snow clogged streets of the city, many of which have yet to be plowed and Chaveirim, in conjunction with Hatzala, has set up a hotline for people who are willing to lend their SUV’s to assist in these situations.
“We are overwhelmed with calls to transport patients and pick up patients from hospitals,” Chaim Fleicher of Chaveirim, told VIN News. “We know that many people who have SUVs are willing to help out and we have set up a hotline so that they can get in touch with us.”
Anyone with an SUV who can help Chaveirim, Hatzalah and Shomrim deal with the many calls they are currently receiving is requested to call 917 771 2804.