The Frum community in the Union County area has been growing over the years. More Yidden means more cars breaking down, doors getting locked, etc., and B “H Chaverim just welcomed seven new volunteers to their Union County branch. Chaverim of Union County originally started in Elizabeth and gradually grew to service Hillside, Newark, and, more recently- Linden and other areas.
Union County Chaverim tries to cover the entire county and is constantly working to locate and train new volunteers who may work in or, near a place where they currently lack coverage. This area became a more central focus as the volume of calls and residents in the area became apparent. A Chaveirim representative advised, “We were surprised to learn how many families there are actually out there.” Springfield is home to a few hundred Jewish families. “It winds up being more than Springfield. There are a few popular shopping malls in the area which we have gotten calls from. We aim to cover as much area as possible so people can call in wherever they are in New Jersey if in need.” To reach Chaveirim’s emergency assistance line, call 908-866-6166.