Chaverim of Rockland this week honored Alden H. Wolfe, the chairman of the county’s legislature, at its annual Member Appreciation Dinner. In a statement, he praised the group for their work in helping more than 17,000 callers a year.
“Chaverim’s trained volunteers respond to many needs and keep a watchful eye on the community,” said Chairman Wolfe. “Their presence in the community and the knowledge that volunteers will respond swiftly to calls for assistance is immensely reassuring to our residents.”
Chaverim, a volunteer, not-for-profit organization with similar branches in large Jewish population centers, is equipped to handle various non-medical emergencies including roadside assistance, neighborhood watch, and disaster and crisis management, and it provides assistance upon request to local law enforcement agencies.
The members, Wolfe said, “unselfishly put the needs of their neighbors first and foremost.”