From the COLlive inbox:
It all started at 11:00 PM last night when my wife had a mishap near the corner of President Street and New York Ave in Crown Heights.
She accidentally dropped her phone and wallet while she was standing over the sewer drain.
Desperate to recover her lost items, we reached out to both 311 and the police, hoping for assistance. Unfortunately, they informed us that retrieving personal belongings was beyond their jurisdiction.
They also suggested that the items might have been swept away by the water, urging us to abandon any hope of recovery.
We then thought of contacting the Chaverim volunteer organization. To our astonishment, a team of six individuals promptly arrived at the scene, clearly well-prepared and experienced.
With remarkable precision, they opened the metal grates and devised a plan to locate the phone in the dark depths of the drain.
By coordinating with us and utilizing a spotlight, they successfully pinpointed its exact position and skillfully retrieved it using their specialized grabbers.
I asked COLlive to keep my name anonymous because I firmly believe that the focus should be Chaverim and the utmost recognition they deserve for their extraordinary competence and unwavering dedication.
Their tireless commitment goes far beyond assisting with flat tires; they willingly tackle overlooked challenges, making them true heroes in every sense of the word.
Please consider donating to them at chaverimch.org/donate