Ramapo Councilman Pat Withers has coordinated the donation of an ambulance that was given to the Rockland County Haiti Relief effort on Wednesday. The ambulance, which was supplied by Rockland Paramedics, was given to the relief efforts with the help of Councilman Withers. The relief efforts have taken on a new sense of urgency in the wake of hurricanes that have devastated the already weakened nation of Haiti.
“When an ambulance became available, I immediately knew that it could be put to good use to support the efforts in Haiti, as well as the community in Haiti that is home to so many family members of Ramapo residents,” Councilman Withers said.
At an event on Wednesday, Ray Florida, the chief of Rockland Paramedics, reviewed the logistics of the ambulance and the services it provides, with Renold Julien, the Director of the Rockland County Haiti Relief campaign and Konbit Neg Lakay. Julien and a group of volunteers are leaving Friday morning to assist with the relief efforts in Grand-Goave, Haiti.
“We know that there are challenges in Haiti right now, and any help is valuable,” said Florida. “We are grateful to be able to have the opportunity to help the people of Haiti.”
“I will personally deliver this ambulance to the city of Grand-Goave,” said Renold Julien. “On behalf of the people of Haiti, I am so thankful for this incredible ambulance, which will be of so much help for the people there.”