The Town of Ramapo has been working in conjunction with the United Nations, Partners in Health and Rockland Paramedics to help the Haitian Relief Effort. They are collecting money and supplies on an ongoing basis and flying it to Haiti. The towns's first shipment was sent to Haiti on Sunday, January 17th. But there's still much more that is needed.
The most needed item, of coarse, is money. If you'd like to contribute, checks can be made out to "Ramapo Haitian Task Force" and mailed to:
Town of Ramapo
237 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
Other much needed items are bandages, over-the-counter medications, personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes) and water. If you'd like to donate any of these supplies, they can be dropped off at these locations:
- Haitian Task Force Office (at the Cultural Arts Center in Spring Valley)
- Ramapo Town Hall
- HTI Building in Torne Valley
- Ramapo Cultural Arts Center
And, if you'd like to drop off a check, you can do that too. (Any checks brought to Town Hall will go to "Partners In Health" or the "American Red Cross").
You can call the town's Haitian Help line - (845) 357-0102 with any questions. It's monitored on an ongoing basis.
Our hats off to Chris Sampson, Ramapo's Town Clerk who is serving as Coordinator of the Town of Ramapo Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort.
We're proud of him and our Town's efforts!!
Flickr Photo bycambodia4kidsorg.