Hurricane Relief Standby List
RN Response Network is closely monitoring the path and projected impacts of the dangerous Hurricane Florence as it takes aim on the Carolinas. Expected to make landfall later this week, Florence is projected to be the largest hurricane to impact the area in 30 years. In anticipation of a potentially devastating impact, RNRN staff are readying resources for a deployment by RNRN volunteers, should one become necessary.
Dates, duration and requirements for a deployment will vary by disaster.
RNRN Deployment Opportunity – Medical Assistance to Victims of Vulcan de Fuego Eruption in Guatemala
RNRN is seeking RN and NP volunteers for a medical relief effort to assist victims of the June 3, 2018 eruption of Vulcan de Fuego near Guatemala city. The explosive eruption took many by surprise, and destroyed schools, homes, bridges and highways. The municipalities of Esquintla, Alotenango, and San Pedro Yepocapa were drowned by the lava and the volcanic pyroclastic flow.
Dates of the mission are October 24 – 31, 2018. Local mission logistics will be coordinated with our partner, the Fundacion Amancio Samuel Villatoro (FASV).
RNRN Standby for Potential Deployment: California Wildfire Assistance
As multiple fires rage across California, including the devastating Carr Fire in Redding and the Mendocino complex fire near Lakeport, RN Response Network and NNU are closely monitoring for needs including potentially providing support and relief to area RNs who have lost loved ones, homes, or belongings.
- Join the standby list of volunteers to be considered should our services be needed.
- Donate to support the work of RN Response Network to help those in need when and where it is needed most.
Thank you for your support, and for being there for those in need.
A national network of direct-care RNs — powered by National Nurses United — that coordinates sending volunteer RNs to disaster stricken areas where and when they are needed most.
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. RNRN volunteers went to the devastated Gulf Coast to help provide care for the hundreds of thousands of people abandoned and without food, water, shelter, medical aid, nursing care, or even a basic evacuation plan.
RNRN received an overwhelming response to the call for help after a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January, 2010. RNRN answered the call and deployed RNs aboard the USNS Comfort, and to a hospital in northern Haiti where volunteers worked side by side with local RNs.
RNRN also participated in Continuing Promise 2010 with the United States Navy, treating thousands of patients in eight different countries, including Haiti. RNRN supported the relief efforts in Japan after the March 11, 2011 devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.
In 2012 and 2013, RNRN responded to Hurricane Sandy in the US, and sent several teams to provide assistance in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines. In 2015, RNRN returned to our partnership with the US Navy to participate with the Continuing Promise mission, working both on the USNS Comfort as well as in rural clinics, providing medical care to thousands in 11 different countries over the six month mission.
RNRN sprang to immediate action in the wake of the devastating hurricane season of 2017, providing teams of relief RNs to Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
In addition to our work to provide immediate aid and relief to victims of disasters, and to help those in need, RNRN provided first aid and health basic health services to the Navajo Nation Fair and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in 2016, as well as ongoing first aid and health screenings at event across the country.
RNRN deploys and provides support for volunteer nurses when disaster strikes. With RNRN, nurses can focus on providing patient care. RNRN takes care of everything else – including raising funds to cover airfare and lodging, and facilitating out of state licensure when required.
RNRN also conducts educational courses examining the RN’s unique ability to be the driving force in pressing for universal healthcare and disaster preparedness/response standards. We are proud to be the power of nurses helping nurses to respond when disaster strikes.To join our network of volunteers, visit our sign up form here.
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