A Guardian Angel Over Your Neighborhood at All Hours
It’s early, really early in the morning. The sky is still dark, and everyone you know is fast asleep. The air is still, holding its breath, waiting in silence for the new day to dawn.
But before that dawn arrives, the unexpected happens. A medical emergency that needs help – and needs it fast comes out of nowhere. “What am I going to do now in the middle of the night?” You think to yourself. “Who can I call at this hour? Who is awake?”
The answer is automatic. Hatzalah, of course. Just moments after dialing the emergency number, you hear a siren heading your way off in the night, as the help you desperately need races to your side.
How do they do it? How does Hatzalah get there so fast in the dead of night? Are they sitting awake and dressed, waiting at the other end of the phone for the call?
As a matter of fact, the answer is, “Yes!”
The dispatchers of Hatzalah South Florida are doing just that, as they field emergency calls from thirteen neighborhoods and coordinate more than 200 volunteers to where they are needed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At the first tone of their radios, the volunteers of HSF jump out of bed and rush to your side, providing the highest level in lifesaving care you have come to expect – at any time of the day or night.
It does take a lot of sacrifice on the part of the Hatzalah volunteers and their families, no question. Yet, these community heroes are passionate about their role and prioritize the safety of others above their own personal needs.
And now, it’s our turn to Do Our Part. Let’s send a message of support, a show of solidarity. Let’s salute their personal sacrifice and pitch in, the way we can. Whatever we can do to help Hatzalah’s efforts seems like a good investment in ourselves.
As Tuesday, Lag Baomer is the last day of this year’s global Hatzalahthon campaign, HSF is asking everyone in South Florida and beyond to become an ambassador for life and partner with Hatzalah in its most ambitious campaign ever. You don’t need to sleep with one eye open to be a hero. Donating to Hatzalah South Florida’s campaign makes you one too.