It’s 11:30 p.m. on a dark street in Lawrence. You are driving along when suddenly your car starts beeping that you are out of gas. What to do? Call Chaverim of course!

Chaverim is a volunteer-staffed organization that provides assistance to motorists in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway area who have flat tires, need boosts, locked their keys in the car or home, or have run out of gas. Chaverim has over 50 members to ensure that the average response time to calls is five minutes, and the organization gets an average of 250 calls a month.

Chaverim is expanding its operations and reach! Chaverim recently hired an administrative assistant, Mrs. Shira Kreitman, to assist with marketing and efficiency. Currently a rising senior studying at Yeshiva University’s Syms School of Business, Mrs. Kreitman is majoring in information systems and marketing, and she is particularly excited about using social media to widen Chaverim’s reach. Chaverim has already seen an increase of interest in its Facebook and Twitter pages and anticipates more buzz and excitement as the word gets out. Friend Chaverim on Facebook at Chaverim 5T, and follow Chaverim on Twitter at @Chaverim5T for information about community giveaways and events!

Chaverim cares about the community and looks forward to hearing from you. There are a variety of ways to contact Chaverim. For a service call, call the helpline at 718-337-1800. Visit for more information about Chaverim of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway. For specific inquiries, comments, or to volunteer for Chaverim, e-mail or call 516-331-1460. v


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