NNU Union Sends Over A Thousand Volunteer Nurses To Houston
By Doug Cunningham
National Nurses United’s RN Emergency Response Network is sending a thousand volunteer nurses to Houston. Bonnie Castillo is the RN Emergency Response Network Director for the union.
[Bonnie Castillo]: “We put a call out to the Registered Nurse Response Network and to date we have over a thousand nurses who are volunteering to go to Houston and the surrounding areas to provide the relief and assistance that people are in critical need of.”
Castillo says this NNU volunteer nurse team will deploy to help the people of Houston as quickly as possible – and will stay after the news cameras leave.
[Bonnie Castillo]: “We are sending our initial advance team – currently actually they’re enroute right now – to assess possible sites of deploying folks.
So we will be going to the convention center, but we know that each and every day that those sites are are becoming overwhelmed and they’re opening new sites. And so we’re doing an overall assessment and figuring out where we can best plug in to.
Nurses are compelled to help. This is a calling. And we know that the infrastructure is overwhelmed down there. “