What qualifications are needed to volunteer with New York Recovery Network?
New York Recovery Network (NYRN) is a program of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and FAHWA Inc. The program has a network of over 600 volunteers: registered nurses, medical doctors, respiratory therapists, social workers and other professionals. NYSNA members, having experienced the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, learned of the massive devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan that has affected our members’ friends and relatives in the Philippines, and more recently watched the double hurricanes, Irma and Maria, in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. New York nurses acted immediately to organize medical missions to these ravaged places, and the New York Recovery Network was established with the help of FAHWA. The NYRN medical missions program rapidly increased the number of its volunteers. FAHWA Inc. has served as the fiscal sponsor of these medical missions.
What unions and organizations
haS New York Recovery Network partnered with?
FAHWA Inc. has an ongoing partnership with the New York State Nurses Association, and has worked with many unions and organizations, including:
Health Empowerment and Action in Leyte and Samar (HEALS)
Coordinadora Nacional de Unidad Sindical y Social (CNUSS), Guatemala
National Nurses United
Alliance of Health Workers–Philippines (AHW)