Hurricane Harvey: How RNs Can Help

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Hurricane Harvey: How RNs Can Help

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Although the storm has now moved on, Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas and Louisiana, taking an enormous toll on many communities.  Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane, which last week dumped almost 25 trillion gallons of rain on Texas and Louisiana. The human death toll has already topped three dozen and the financial cost will be staggering. 

In the wake of this disaster, volunteer organizations could still use nurses’ help. If you would like to offer your assistance or other donations, you can contact the following local organizations:

• Louisiana Department of Health’s Louisiana Volunteers in Action (LAVA) program (

• Texas Department of State Health Services’ Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry (

• Texas Gulf Coat Regional Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) (

• Volunteer Houston ( Also, the Texas Hospital Association has established an emergency assistance fund for Texas nurses and other hospital employees affected by the disaster. You can make a contribution at

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