New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, together with a delegation of Council members from throughout the city, which included Majority Whip Selvena Brooks-Powers (Far Rockaway), Shahana Hanif (Boro Park), Lincoln Restler (Williamsburg), Jennifer Gutierrez (Williamsburg), Mercedes Narcisse (Mill Basin, Marine Park) and Chris Bank (Canarsie), visited Central Hatzalah Headquarters in Boro Park this past Wednesday.

Representing Hatzalah were Coordinators from neighborhoods in all five boroughs of New York City, as well as CEO of Chevra Hatzalah Rabbi Yechiel Kalish.

The group was given an in-depth tour of how Hatzalah operates, witnessed firsthand dozens of emergencies coming into the Hatzalah hotline, and dispatchers working in live time.

“It was special to have the Speaker of the City Council and several of her colleagues at Chevra Hatzalah Central Operations last night in Boro Park, said Rabbi Yechiel Kalish, CEO of Hatzalah. The Speaker, who is a long-time supporter of Hatzalah, wanted to impress upon her colleagues in the City Council the important role Hatzalah plays in New York City as a whole.”

“Hatzalah volunteers show up every day to deliver care, comfort, and aid to New Yorkers during emergencies. Their tireless efforts embody the spirit of civic engagement that encourages all residents to actively participate in shaping the future of our communities,” said Speaker Adams.