To us, "Never again" Starts right here, in our Hancock Park community.
We are your team. Members of the Hancock Park Community - Volunteering in MagenAm.
The Hancock Park Community had MagenAm Members volunteering to patrol our neighborhoods and deter, prevent and oust attackers, burglers, home invaders, thugs and criminals in our communities.
MagenAm was here for us when we needed them.
You know, if you messaged on a group - worried about some individuals outside your home - and were one of the many who got a selfie, of a MagenAm member outside your homes minutes later - with a thumbs up and a text - "we are here now" or "They saw us, and cleared out."
You know, if you called us, when your next door neighbor had 4 guys with metal bars breaking in, petrified you were next and would have to act! and you saw us show up in seconds, and watched a dozen people you didn't even know were on your street - start to clear back out leaving the thousands of dollars of pillaged items on the floor as they ran from us.
You know - if you saw Blick and other stores pillaged and set on fire, while those same vandals were sent off and away from Sharei Tefilah Synagogue, CLY, congregation beis yehuda and others by MagenAm and a few courageous members of our community who stood up there with us.
You know, if you heard gunshots, reported them to us, and yes - even then you saw us speed over.
You know , if you called hatzolah, and were scared for their safety - but saw MagenAm escort them to help you.
You know if you were on hold for 17 minutes for 911, while While MagenAm showed up to your backyard invader.
You know if it was 2am - and you were scared, but MagenAm patrolled your streets as you slept - free of charge. volunteer, but you saw a message on your phone - "we are out on patrol again tonight" "it's 2am things are clearing up now".
You know if you looked outside your window or from your front lawn - after the Riot Curfew began - and the only things you saw, were cars from outside the area, oppurtunistic looters, and MagenAm members and cars.
You know, if you saw pictures of MagenAm providing drinks to the National Guard and advising their commanders of specific streets we wanted help keeping an eye on.
You know if you saw pictures of the LAPD with us, commiting to a stronger relationship and literally standing beside us, for walking patrols on beverly, citrus, detroit, la brea, mansfeild, highland and many others.
You know, if you were scared and wanted to protect yourself and we delivered to you a free pepper spray - or a few for your family members too.
You know if you saw us walking to and from shul, in full gear, making our presence visible to deter and protect on shabbos, yom tov, at shul or a Kosher store.
What you may not know - is the hundreds of hours combined we didn't tell you about, when we were out there on patrol.
The hours on end, we were putting our lives aside, geared up in our "battle gear" - ready to respond to your or anothers emergency.
The late hours of the morning we were returning home from patrols - only to be greeted by a new protest starting in the early afternoon, barely a few hours to be with our families or work.
The countless hours of training we went through and maintain to ensure we are an anti-terror security asset to our community.
The countless dollars we ourselves have paid, for our own certifications, vast training and gear.
The hours invested in back and forth communication efforts with Local Law enforcement.
Some of you will have seen more, some less but all of us benefit from a stronger presence and security team within Hancock park and together we make MagenAm Hancock Park Team a reality.
YOUR SUPPORT - SUPPORTS YOUR TEAM. JOIN US!