Heshy Jacobs

Hatzalah, In A First, Takes Public Money (STORY AND VIDEO)

With fundraising flagging, volunteer ambulance corps gets $445,000 grant from Assembly.

Assistant Managing Editor

The Chevra Hatzalah volunteer ambulance company accepted a $445,000 capital grant from the New York State Assembly on Monday, taking public money for the first time in the group’s 35-year history.

The money will be used to upgrade and overhaul the organization’s central communications system at a facility on the border of Flatbush and Borough Park in Brooklyn that reaches 1,200 volunteers in the New York area.

Capital grant will be used to upgrade Hatzalah’s communications system at its Brooklyn headquarters.
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