Jerusalem—Stewart “Rah Rah” Rahr, a Brooklyn billionaire and CEO of Kinray Inc, has donated fifty new ambulance motorcycles, with an estimated value of $1.3 million, to United Hatzalah (Ichud Hatzalah), Israel’s first and largest fully-volunteer emergency rapid response service. By utilizing its fleet of over 250 ambucycles and its patented GPS based dispatch technology, United Hatzalah’s 2300 medical volunteers respond to emergencies and are able to arrive first on site to administer urgent care within minutes from the initial call of distress —bridging the gap between emergency and ambulance arrival. This recent donation brings the organization half way to its goal of reaching a fleet of 600 ambucycles, to cut down response times drastically across the country and save more lives.
United Hatzalah, Israel’s first and largest volunteer rapid response organization has been making strides for eight years in revolutionizing patient transportation and care, with the revolutionary ambulance motorcycles (ambucycles), advanced GPS technology, and other gadgetry. United Hatzalah recently joined forces with ZAKA, Israel’s volunteer chesed shel emet corps known for helping out at sites of accidents and terrorist attacks, and forming an organization which is no longer an underdog. The new united national volunteer organization which consists of over 5,400 volunteers, including paramedics, medical professionals, and drivers, is in constant need of new supplies and vehicles, and any donations to this worthy cause are greatly appreciated. Ambulance Motorcycles are particularly important to United Hatzalah and ZAKA, because their calls many times take them to places which are more difficult and take longer to reach by more conventional means, and, when every second counts, the more expedient arrival can help save lives.
In an exclusive statement to The Jewish Link, Rahr gave the following message from his own success story: “The key to succeeding as an over dog is resiliency, looking for good opportunities and always being ready to spring back. It’s also very important to always surround yourself with bright people who are smarter than you—this is the only way to have a bright future. God has blessed with me so much, and I’m very lucky to have the opportunity to give to such a worthy cause.”
To donate to United Hatzalah, please visit www.israelrescue.org.