2011 News

RNs Asked to Volunteer for First Aid Support Across America

10.17.2011

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RNs to Set up First Aid Station for Occupy Wall Street 

National Nurses United (NNU) established a first aid station in New York's Zuccotti Park Friday morning, October 14, to provide basic medical assistance to protesters. NNU is also asking RNs from around the New York region to join the humanitarian aid effort. MNA member Sandy Eaton, RN and MNA associate director Carolotta Starks, RN were among those helping to set up the station over the weekend. 

If you are interested in volunteering at a First Aid station in your community,
please fill out this form

The first aid program, a response to calls for help from participants in the occupy actions, is being coordinated in conjunction with Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), the first direct-care RN rapid response network and a project of NNU.   


RNRN has responded to care for several years, sending hundreds of RN volunteers to assist on the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, in post-earthquake Haiti, and in tsunami recovery efforts in South Asia. 

 

RNs Asked to Volunteer for First Aid Support Across America 

Months ago, the National Nurses United led efforts to insist on a change in national priorities to protect our patients, families, and communities, and to hold those accountable, especially the big bankers and investment firms, who gambled with our mortgages, our pensions, and our future. You can learn more about that effort at www.mainstreetcontract.org

NNU has announced support for the Occupy Wall Street protests that are happening across the nation. Those encamped in cities and small towns across America include students and other young people. There are also many supporters of the movement who are vulnerable in our society - the chronically unemployed, homeless and uninsured.   


There have been requests for some basic first aid services, especially as fall and winter approach. In coordination with our disaster relief organization, RNRN/NNU will be responding to the call for help.  RNRN/NNU volunteers will be helping to provide those much needed services in their own communities. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering at a First Aid station in your community,
please fill out this form


Thank you for all that you do. 

 

To learn more about RNRN or to join as a disaster relief volunteer,
please visit the RNRN webpage


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