Nurses! Let's stand up and help the victims of Hurricane Harvey!
Right this very second, lives are being forever changed by the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. Nurses would like to be on the front lines and help the relief efforts. If you can't be there, you still can help.
Right this very second there lives being destroyed in Texas.
And, like you, I wish I could go out on the front lines and help the relief efforts.
But, I can't up and leave my life.
I made a video to help spread the message about the Hurricane devastation and to encourage our fellow nurses to consider donating.
Since we can't leave our lives, donation is the next best option.
There are a TON of relief organizations and efforts.
Simply pick one and consider even donating a single dollar.
Anything makes a difference.
Let's stand up!
Tag your nursing buddies to get the word out.
Let's do what we do best and make an amazing difference in these Texan's lives.
Donate to the Red Cross
Donate to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief
Donate to the Samaritan's Purse Hurricane Harvey Landing Page Hub
Donate to the Hurricane Harvey Children's Relief Fund
Donate to the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Fun Disaster Relief Overview | NAMB
Donate to Heart to Heart International
Donate to Americares & the Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund
Donate to Global Giving---Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
Donate to Fundraiser by Chris Young : Hurricane Harvey Relief
Donate to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group
(images provided by weather.com)Last edit by Joe V on Jun 15, '18
About AndrewCraigRN, BSN
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Progressive Care (Step-down) Travel Nurse; from US
Specialty: Progressive/Intermediate Care/StepdownAug 28, '17Nicely done. I am in Fort Worth and the scope of this event is just unbelievable. I plan to donate money and blood and hopefully help in any way I can.
3 shelters open in Dallas and preparing a 4th in the convention center to take in 5,000 people starting tomorrow.
They are going to have to evacuate Ben Taub hospital with 350 patients they are saying.
Just unreal. All these people are going to need homes and jobs. Not sure how you even do that. Thankful for all the dedicated people and professionals that are giving their all to help and for efforts like yours.Aug 28, '17I'm donating blood today, but I guess I was thinking more about Labor Day Weekend and the extra need for blood related to car accidents. Thank you for pointing out that the various disaster relief organizations need money!Aug 28, '17Thank you all so much. I don't want to say where I grew up for fear of outing myself but I just want to say thank you for everyone's help & support. It really means a lot. I don't have much money to donate but I am trying to help in any way possible. It was gut wrenching watching my town get torn to bits.Aug 28, '17When I gave blood today, the Red Cross nurse said the need for blood in the areas affected by Harvey is critical because they can't have their own blood drives, and the need for blood is constant. In addition, we have Labor Day weekend coming up. This nurse also told me that the Red Cross has struggled - in our area, at least - to keep up with the need for blood since spring.
The need for dollar donations is huge right now, too, so take your pick. There are lots of ways to help.Aug 28, '17Is there a way to help out for those of us who can? I am an LVN in California and also in school for my Bachelor's but having difficulty finding info on volunteering.Aug 28, '17Got this email from Fastaff today if anyone was thinking about going down to help:
Fastaff nurses are known as the first to serve in urgent and crucial situations. If you are available immediately to react and care for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and affected states, please apply today.
The Texas Board of Nursing is offering expedited temporary licenses to nurses responding to Hurricane Harvey, and Fastaff will reimburse the cost. If you need help procuring a Texas state license, please apply today to be contacted by a Fastaff recruiter.Aug 28, '17Quote from LycoriselaineI don't think LVNs can travel into different states, I know RNs can. If you are interested you can try contacting Fastaff to see if you can. But LVNs have different scopes of practice from state to state, whereas RNs don't.Is there a way to help out for those of us who can? I am an LVN in California and also in school for my Bachelor's but having difficulty finding info on volunteering.Aug 28, '17I live in Houston. It is terrible here not going to lie about that. But we will prevail.Aug 28, '17There is a link on the Red Cross website for nurses and other healthcare professionals to volunteer.
Health & Mental Health Volunteers Needed | American Red CrossAug 28, '17Hurricane Harvey LVNS can travel. They do have a lot of needs. Favorite healthcare staffing has needsAug 29, '17I live in southeast Texas and if we wanted to help, there is no way on the freeways that we can commute. They are all flooded.Last edit by fibroblast on Aug 29, '17Aug 29, '17If there is a "Boots on the ground organization" I can donate to I would gladly do so but after the RED Cross debacles surrounding 911 and Katrina I will never give money to the Red Cross again. I'll give them my blood 3 to 4 times a year but no money.
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