Catskills Hatzalah Welcomes Two New Ambulances for Bloomingburg Station

New Hatzalah ambulances at the Hatzalah garage.

By Hamodia Staff

As the summer heats up and thousands of New York City residents head north to the Catskills, Catskills Hatzalah has received two 4-wheel drive ambulances to add to their fleet of emergency vehicles.

The ambulances were funded due to the efforts of Assemblywoman Aileene Gunther, who represents Orange and Sullivan Counties in the New York State Assembly.

Assemblywoman Gunther secured the funding for these two much needed additions to the Hatzalah fleet, and was presented with a plaque at the ribbon cutting ceremony which took place at the headquarters of Catskills Hatzalah in Fallsburg, NY. The new ambulances will be stationed in the newly constructed garage located in Bloomingburg, and will be serviced by the 12 Hatzalah members who live in the vicinity.

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, who represents the New York State 48th Assembly District where many of the summer visitors live year round, spoke at the ceremony and thanked Assemblywoman Gunther for her work in securing the funding, as well as other projects affecting the Jewish community in which she works hand in hand with him.

Rabbi Yechiel Kalish, CEO of Central Hatzalah, spoke at the event, which was attended by Yidel Feig, a coordinator for Catskills Hatzalah, local law enforcement officials and CEOs of the local hospitals.

“We are very grateful to Assemblywoman Gunther for her generosity. These ambulances will serve the growing community in Bloomingburg and the heavily traveled Route 17 in the area,” Mr. Yidel Feig said.

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