1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East has teamed up with the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State to establish the #PuertoRicoReliefFund. The two hospital associations are coordinating relief efforts to ensure the safety of doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who volunteer to help Puerto Rican medical personnel.
When 1199 members heard that a plane of medical supplies to aid the injured in #PuertoRico was leaving this Tuesday morning, they stepped up and helped check and pack those supplies, which include antibiotics, bandages, IV catheters, syringes and vaccines. They joined the New York State Nurses Association, UJA-Federation of New York and the Afya Foundation to ensure that Puerto Rico receives the needed relief as soon as possible.
“1199 is a diverse union and our members have families all over the world. We have members from around the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico,” said Maria Castaneda, the Secretary-Treasurer of 1199SEIU. “1199 stands with Puerto Rico not just today, but until the island is re-built, better and stronger.” www.1199seiu.org/DisasterReliefFund.... Read More