Rotarians in Ballston Spa and Schenectady — along with Saratoga County officials — recently joined efforts to ship a used ambulance and medical supplies to one of the world’s least developed countries.

Thanks to two local Rotarians, a surplus ambulance owned by the Community Emergency Corps. of Ballston Spa is en route to Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital city, with its ultimate destination Les Cayes, a seaport town about an eight-hour drive southwest.

Les Cayes was the chosen destination for the ambulance because it’s the epicenter of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck on Aug. 14, leaving more than 2,200 people dead, nearly 13,000 people injured, and more than 300 missing, along with property damage estimated at $1.5 billion.

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