Haiti/LPN

  1. Hi:
    I am an LPN and I would like know if there is any organization that I can join and go to Haiti to help? Thank you
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   realnursealso/LPN
    Contact your local Red Cross.
  4. by   maheekappus
    thank you. I will do that.
  5. by   maheekappus
    contacted Red Cross and they said that We are not accepting volunteers to travel to Haiti. The local chapter near my town also has the same message.
  6. by   Lala27poodles
    There is Hope for Haiti

    Visit them at http://www.hopeforhaiti.com/volunteering.php to inquire about help,

    There is Red Cross, you have to contact your local chapter.

    There is Nurses International, or Nurses without Borders, that you can contact.

    Be patient, they will surely accept your help, but you may have to go through a rush training course/temporary certification in order to go, plus traveling internationally is always a lengthy process, unfortunately. I'm sure they are trying to get the help there as quickly as possible.

    Help IS on the way, but Haiti is very far away, and parts of it are unreachable. Teams from ALL over the world, China, Denmark, USA, Britain.....everyone is coming to help.
  7. by   houseliberty
    If u can't travel at this time, donate money, u can help that way, there are three foundation that I know of that is legit and who is helping Haiti right now so donate to them: The American Red Cross, Wyclef's "YELE" foundation , Text "YELE" to 501501, $5 per text, or www.care.org hope this help, I've donated to all of them so we can definitely make a difference...God bless
  8. by   lindarn
    The Californai Nurses Association is asking for nurse volunteers to go to Haiti and help. Look them up online. They have a list of the necesary items that you will need.

    Passport, certain vaccinations, etc.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington
  9. by   willie46
    Hello,

    I want to help in Haiti also,which direction I am not sureI am a LPN/LVN in the healthcare field for 20yrs.please assist me directions to go.Californai Nurses Association are asking for RN's only right now.

    thank you
  10. by   phoenixrn
    There is a conference call Thursday morning at 10:00 am to debrief:

    http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/
  11. by   traumaRUs
    Let me move this to the Volunteer Forum....
  12. by   SingDanceRunLife
    American Airlines is taking doctors and nurses to Haiti for free. Please call 212-697-9767. Spread the word.
  13. by   wee kiwi
    Hi all, Partners In Health Haiti are looking for orthopedic scub nurses, ER nurses and nurse anaesthesiologists. Logistics dont appear to be worked out yet eg how to get there and where they will set up but they are taking enquiries.
  14. by   dieselnurse
    Quote from SingDanceRunLife
    American Airlines is taking doctors and nurses to Haiti for free. Please call 212-697-9767. Spread the word.
    That was a hoax, read about it here http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/01/...er.hoax.haiti/

    We can all donate, every little bit helps. I hope that once the dust starts to settle, the powers that be will make it easier to volunteer. In the mean time, research people!

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