Brooklyn Bike Patrol founder Jay Ruiz has been serving the community since he founded the volunteer night chaperone service back in 2011, and now that community wants to give something back. Some friends and neighbors have put together a donation fund for Jay, who suffered two heart attacks in June while uninsured. They’re looking for contributions to go toward his medical costs:
For a few years Jay has been out on the streets of Brooklyn at least six nights a week making sure the women of Brooklyn are safe. If Jay has ever walked you, your friend, partner, sister or mother home at night, or if you support the work of Brooklyn Bike Patrol, or would simply like to help out our friend and neighbor, Jay, please contribute what you can.
Jay is an outstanding civic caretaker, volunteering his time night after night and expecting nothing in return. In fact, he won’t even accept tips. Let’s show him our gratitude by covering his medical expenses.
The GoFundMe campaign has raised $200 of its $3000 goal. There is no closing date. Visit the site here to donate.
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