NEW CITY – Rockland County has sent a medical team to Texas and is now collecting funds for victims as well as working with Hi Tor Animal Care Center to provide for animals uprooted by the disaster.
County Executive Edwin Day announced on Thursday that the county’s Disaster Medical Assistance Team has already deployed and is on the ground in Texas. The team is headed by county EMS Coordinator Kim Lippes.
Day also announced the Rockland County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster has been activated for the first time, which will enable county residents to donate to disaster relief efforts.
“Let’s remember – it was less than five years ago that Rockland County was devastated by Superstorm Sandy,” Day said. “We needed help and we got it. I know the people of Rockland County will return all of the support and kindness received them to help the people of Texas.”
Day also urged people to contact Hi Tor Animal Care Center in Pomona, which will be receiving cats and dogs from the flood zone in need of care, including foster homes.