Barely 6 Months Old, Interstate Chaveirim Helping Scores Of Yidden

Vermont, once an insignificant blob on the map, evolved into a popular vacation spot. The sleepy state now comes alive with black hats and minyanim as Yidden refresh and recharge over the Summer. Whether it’s mini-Switzerland or not remains to be debated, but it’s definitely beautiful.

It was against this backdrop, that the Schons finished their hike and with exhilarated exhaustion made the way to their car.

Mr. Schon stuck his hand into his pocket to get the car keys. Out came receipts that could coat a square mile and pens enough for a classroom, but no keys.

“Where are my car keys?” After a few minutes of frantic searching, they admitted defeat.

Now what? Vermont is lovely and all, but it’s by far not a thriving Yiddishe community, and all the emergency speed-dials were worth nothing in this hick town. Well, that is until Interstate Chaverim entered the picture.

Barely six months old, and scores of Yidden have benefited from their innovative system. The organization is not new, in fact, it only includes existing Chaverim bases and their members. But the way they work is astounding.

Interstate Chaverim is comprised of a few hundred volunteers hailing from more than fifteen existing Chaverim branches. They are here to solve the road problems occurring far out – or between – a Chaverim covered area. With so many volunteers, someone is bound to be close by, thus avoiding many tense moments. Such situations can arise on interstate highways, shopping malls, or far-flung states that are not covered by an existing branch.

Help is only a phone call away. Call your local Chaverim branch and, if necessary, they will forward the call to Interstate.

Mishaps are part of life, and unfortunately many find themselves stranded in unfortunate situations on the road. However Chaverim, true to their name, has had the zchus of averting many unpleasant moments and endless hours of angst. Many volumes can be filled from the phone calls Chaverim receive daily, and with Interstate Chaverim in full swing, the stories abound.

Their kindness has reached as far as Niagara Falls and Virginia, Rochester and New Hampshire.

Hashgacha plays a major role even in the boondocks, and Interstate sees it daily.

Often, Chaverim will be able to assist you even if they cannot send a volunteer. Their extensive experience and knowledge will direct you toward the best possible course. TLS.


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