MNA steps up to help N.Y. nurses affected by Hurricane Sandy
From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
November/December 2012/January 2013 Edition
|MNA members Betty Spark, RN, Nora Watts, RN, and Beth Amsler, RN, celebrate with state Rep. Denise Garlick, left, and newly elected Congressman Joe Kennedy III.|
In late November, the MNA shipped two large loads of much-needed supplies to New York for those struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Since then, the MNA has received word that what is needed now are monetary donations. If you would like to make monetary donations we are suggesting the NYSNA Disaster Relief Fund.
About the NYSNA Disaster Relief Fund
New York nurses are on the front lines of the response to Hurricane Sandy, taking heroic measures to care for their patients. Some of these same nurses lost everything. Many nurses who lost their homes, or suffered in other ways, are still on the job, caring for their patients. We have established the NYSNA Disaster Relief Fund to help give direct aid to nurses who were hurt by the storm. If you would like to help nurses who have suffered losses, you can make a donation today. The fund will be administered by the NYSNA Board of Directors and staff, so that 100 percent of donations will go directly to help nurses in need. The fund will be dissolved after the resources have been distributed.
If you would like to help nurses who have suffered losses due to Sandy, you can make a donation to the NYSNA Disaster Relief Fund. Make your check out to “Disaster Relief Fund” and mail it to NYNSA Disaster Relief Fund, 11 Cornell Rd., Latham, NY 12110, or go to www.nysna.org/news/hurricaneSandy/donate.htm to complete a safe, secure online donation.
Donations made to the Disaster Relief Fund are not tax deductible.