NEW CITY – A group of 13 Rockland County residents, including County Legislator Aney Paul, a certified nurse practitioner, is off to Haiti’s capital city of Port-Au-Prince to assist in continued relief following the devastating impacts of Hurricane Matthew.
The group, including nurses, will visit three communities over a six-day period to administer any medical care possible, said Paul.
The mission has been organized by the Haitian American Nurses’ Association of Rockland County, which has been working to collect medicine, first aid supplies and items for children including formula, baby food, diapers and onesies.
The nurses will bring medicine, which is mostly available over the counter, in their carry-on bags. Other efforts are underway regarding large-scale deliveries of antibiotics.
Last month, the Rockland County Legislature voted unanimously to donate surplus equipment and supplies from the closed Summit Park Hospital and Nursing Care Center for Haiti relief efforts.