To my NYSNA colleagues,
We’ve all seen the pictures and heard the stories - heroic nurses taking extraordinary steps to care for their patients in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. While the storm rocked many hospitals, tragedy was also striking many of those same nurses' homes and families.
Some nurses lost everything. Many more had significant damage done to their homes, or suffered in other ways.
I’m so lucky - my home and colleagues at Ellis Hospital were spared from the storm’s worst effects, but we are all deeply moved by the situation our colleagues face.
It’s now time for us to step up - just the way those nurses did when they faced down the storm and cared for their patients. That’s why I am so proud that NYSNA’s Board of Directors has created our own Disaster Relief Fund.
Can you give $25, $50, or $100 to help another nurse put their life back together?
The fund is being administered by NYSNA staff and overseen by the NYSNA Board of Directors. The fund will be dissolved once the money has been distributed. That means every dollar you give will go directly to help nurses.
Don’t put it off. The holidays are busy for all of us. Make your donation right now. And thank you for your generosity. It will be put to good use.
Carol Ann Lemon, RN
PS. Here’s another way you can help. Forward this e-mail to family and friends, and ask them to give $25 to help those who do so much to help others.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York’s largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.