I’m currently living in Seattle but called Houston home for the past 2 years. Many of my friends in Houston are nurses who’ve spent the past 4-5 days working in their facility until relief nurses could arrive safely. They worked tirelessly caring for patients and slept on cots and air mattresses between shifts. They are heroes and we should honor them by helping out communities impacted by this historic storm. See the links below for ways to help.
Assist in Texas
Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry: For healthcare providers who want to volunteer their skills and time.
From the Texas BON: Nurses from Compact states with current multistate compact licenses need not apply and may come to Texas to practice without application.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: Started by Houston’s Mayor, Sylvester Turner
Local Hospital Foundations
The hospitals listed below are just a few facilities in the Texas Medical Center that were impacted by the storm. Please consider giving to their foundations.
American Red Cross: You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.
Please consider donating blood at your nearest blood center. If you are ineligible from donating, encourage an eligible person to donate in your place.