RNRN reports up to 12,000 nurses initially volunteered in the days following the January earthquake. Many were put off by uncooperative workplaces. Others banded together to go on behalf of their organizations and the trips proved to be something the whole organization could get behind, improving morale and providing favorable publicity.
Organizations that want to support volunteers during disaster relief efforts can do so in a variety of ways including:
To donate money to fund RNs trips, visit www.sendanurse.org.