Town of Huntington, NY - News Details

2/16/2017 - Cuthbertson and Edwards Partner on Local Help for Haiti Effort



Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and Councilwoman Tracey A. Edwards have joined with YAM Community Resource Inc. (a not-for- profit organization dedicated to serving the underserved Haitian population on Long Island) to champion a humanitarian effort in support of Haiti.  Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm with wind speeds of 145 mphwas one of the hardest hitting storms in Haiti’s history and sadly one of the deadliest. Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and Councilwoman Tracey A. Edwards are asking Town of Huntington Pharmacies to join forces with YAM to donate much needed medical supplies to Haiti following this impactful storm.

“Ginette Rows is a dedicated and wonderful community leader and I am proud to join my colleague Councilwoman Tracey A. Edwards in this worthy cause. The devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew continue to challenge the people and children of Haiti with the bare essentials to survive and I hope other Huntingtonians will help to donate items to help make this volunteer-based mission a success,” stated Councilman Mark Cuthbertson.

“We are a very fortunate to have caring and supportive community in our town and the great work that is being done by Ginette and the volunteer members of YAM, the Huntington Church of God, the Caribbean American Network and the Haitian Alliance for Health are the be commended and it deserving of our help. Hurricane Matthew destroyed Haiti’s infrastructure which is making it a challenge to feed and provide much needed medical care to this hard-hit region.  I hope you will join us in donating whatever supplies you can to this grassroots effort and help make the difference in the loves of so many who need it most”, said Councilwoman Tracey A. Edwards.

“We are pleased to join together with Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and Councilwoman Tracey A. Edwards to provide support to residents in Aquin, Haiti. These supplies will help the residents of Aquin meet the daily needs for adults and children to recover from this devastating storm. We will be in Haiti from Feb 17- Feb 27 providing much needed help and care during our Medical Clinic. We are thankful for the support from the Town of Huntington” stated Ginette Rows and Pastor Georges Franck.

Here is how you can help. Much needed medical supplies, and hygiene items are needed to help the people of Haiti recover. We are very fortunate to have a caring and supportive business community in the town; we hope that you will join the efforts of our community to help the citizens of Haiti.  For a list of much needed supplies please go All Donations are tax deductible.

For information on how you can donate please contact:

  • Ginette at or at 631-804-8856
  • Stephen Jimenez 631-351-3171
  • Michele Martines 631-351-3317


In the photo (l-r): Councilwoman Tracey Edwards, Pastor Georges Franck, Ginette Rows and Councilman Mark Cuthbertson with some of the medial supplies donated by the two Councilmembers, along with items that were generously donated by 110 Pharmacy & Surgical in Melville.