Press Release

San Francisco RN Leader Headed to Philippines

Ongoing National Nurses’ Disaster Relief Effort

Tonight- Media Availability- 6 p.m. San Francisco Airport

Longtime San Francisco registered nurse leader Jane Sandoval will leave from San Francisco International Airport, tonight, the latest in an ongoing deployment by the National Nurses United’s Registered Nurse Response Network which is providing disaster relief in the Philippines following the devastation from Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda earlier this month.

A media availability with Sandoval will be held at SFO at 6 p.m. prior to her departure near Philippine Air which is near the first door inside the International Terminal.

RNRN volunteers have been on the ground in the Philippines for two weeks providing basic medical care, mostly in a series of mobile clinics at sites around Panay island which was in the direct path of the storm.

RNRN continues to request tax deductible donations to assist the dispatch of nurse volunteers to the Philippines, as well as inviting additional RN volunteers to sign up.


What: Media availability with San Francisco RN Leader Heading to the Philippines

When: 7:00 p.m. tonight, Saturday, November 30, 2013

Where: San Francisco Airport, International Terminal

Sandoval, who works at St. Luke’s Hospital in the San Francisco Mission District, is a leading RN activist who has been in the forefront of efforts to save St. Luke’s hospital and many other community events. She will be joining RNs presently on the ground in Roxas City on Panay.

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About RNRN:

The Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a project of the 185,000-member National Nurses United, works to send nurses to disaster stricken areas both inside the U.S. and internationally.

RNRN was formed in 2004 in the aftermath of the South Asia tsunami in 2004, when the need for nurses was not being met by traditional disaster relief organizations. Since that time RNRN has send hundreds of direct-care nurse volunteers to assist following Hurricane Katrina, the massive earthquake in Haiti, and Hurricane Sandy.