Former Ebola nurse among local volunteers lined up
3 SEPTEMBER 2020 – It’s been a week since Hurricane Laura hit the country as one of the most powerful storms ever hit by the United States, and the Red Cross continues to help people around the clock. The Greater Carolinas region has deployed more than 30 volunteers. in person and virtually to help with relief efforts.
Our volunteers represent our 5 chapters from cities and towns in our region: Asheville, Booneville, Charlotte, Clyde, Eden, Gastonia, Graham, Granite Falls, Greensboro, High Point, Lake Wylie, Lancaster, Marion, Marshall, Mocksville, Monroe , Mooresville, Murphy, Sherrills Ford, Troy, Winston-Salem and York. Among our volunteers there is a former nurse against Ebola. His photo is above.
“I’m an RN. For distribution, I will do Disaster Health services. I will work in Louisiana providing assistance with health and welfare needs to families in non-congregated shelters and will reunite if open.
As a former Ebola nurse in Sierra Leone, I feel empowered to provide safe care in the Covid environment.
I joined the Red Cross in March after being evacuated from Eswatini, southern Africa, where I worked for the United States Peace Corps. The American Red Cross was perfect! “
People now depend on the Red Cross. Help those affected by Hurricane Laura by visiting redcross.org, by calling 800-RED-CROSS or typing LAURA on 90999 to make a $ 10 donation.
Information on the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross hosts, nurtures, and provides emotional support to disaster victims; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports the military and their families. The Red Cross is a non-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to carry out its mission. For more information please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.orgor visit us on Twitter at @Red Cross.