It’s all about having numbers, it’s not about having people who care and will actually go out to help others.
If you have to beg someone to “Volunteer”, then your not going to get much volunteering.
Any organization that has to beg people to volunteer, is not a respectable or serious organization. A respectable or serious organization (like Hatzola or Shomrim) has people begging to join the organization.
Examples -Word Origin
1.a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking.
2.a person who performs a service willingly and without pay.
3. Military. a person who enters the service voluntarily rather than through conscription or draft, especially for special or temporary service rather than as a member of the regular or permanent army.
a person whose actions are not founded on any legal obligation so to act.
a person who intrudes into a matter that does not concern him or her, as a person who pays the debt of another where he or she is neither legally nor morally bound to do so and has no interest to protect in making the payment.
Tishrie is coming up, this is the reason to the recruitment. For some unknown reason they always make a show and tell for this one month.
The question is like this…
Why is the shmira mesira trying to impress the Israeli or any other out of townees with their “BIG” organization, what is the shtick?
So what if a bunch of people/guest who are in Crown Heights for four weeks, think that you are the king of the hill, what does that do for the long run and most importantly what does that do for the all year residents of Crown Heights?
On December 29, 2007 approximately 8pm Members of Crown Heights Shomrim volunteer patrol responded to a routine call, upon arrival the members were attacked by a group of individual “yeshiva” students. Police were called, responded and disbursed the crowds.
Upon hearing about what’s going on, a group of individuals belonging to an adversary group called Crown Heights
Shmira Inc. (“shmira”), more specifically, Yossi Stern, Yanky Prager and Leib Skoblo, arrived at the scene after police restored calm. “shmira” has a long standing dispute with the Crown Heights Shomrim. Shmira has used tactics against Shomrim, ranging from false police complaints, and using any local influence to harass members of Shomrim, and waiting for every opportunity to cause harm to the volunteers of Crown Heights Shomrim.
Upon arrival “shmira”, Yossi Stern, Yanky Prager and Leib Skoblo,* called on the police to arrest the members of Crown Heights Shomrim. Police have ignored their cries, but have filled complaints. After the incident the “shmira” enrolled the help of their long time friend and member Paul Levi Huebner.
* Leib Skoblo, who at the time was an auxiliary police officer at the 77th precinct, produced his badge to an official NYPD officer and pointed to Gadi Hershkop, a coordinator of the Shomrim Volunteer organization and stated, “arrest that guy”.