Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps 727 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, NY11221 The Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BSVAC) was the first minority-run volunteer ambulance corps to be run…More in the United States. Since BSVAC was introduced more than 20 years ago, ambulance response times for the neighborhood plummeted from 30 minutes to about four minutes. BSVAC also looks to train as many people as possible in the neighborhood to become first responders, including both youth and adults. If you are without health insurance but suffer from health issues, BSVAC acts as a viable alternative as it also has a first aid center that is, of course, run be volunteers.
Scratchbread 1069 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY11216 Founded by Mathew Tilden, Scratchbread is an independently-owned, wholesale bakery and food brand located on…More Bedford Avenue in Bed-Stuy. In addition to selling fresh-baked breads, pastries, biscuits, scones and more, Scratchbread offers private parties, classes, volunteer opportunities and more. Visit the Scratchbread Web site for information about the brand' menu and programs.