On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan (called Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines), one of the most powerful typhoons on record, ripped through the Philippines, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Rescuers have estimated more than 10,000 people dead and more injured — and the death toll will likely rise in the coming days.
Victims of the typhoon need our support and also our monetary donations for relief and recovery.
NYSNA is joining with RN Relief Network (RNRN) to get donations and volunteers to the hardest hit areas. RNRN is a national network of direct-care RNs powered by National Nurses United that coordinates sending volunteer RNs to disaster-stricken areas when and where they are needed.
A donation to the RNRN Relief Network will help ensure that RNs are among the first responders. Donations are secure and tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
Nurses are needed to provide life-saving medical relief for survivors of the typhoon. The RN Response Network (RNRN) is coordinating volunteers.
RNRN deployed nurse volunteers to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010. Volunteers worked side-by-side with local RNs to provide necessary relief. RNRN was organized in 2005 when Katrina and Rita — two of the most destructive hurricanes in history — dramatically exposed America’s flawed disaster relief system.