Calling all Florida Nurses – Help needed in storm shelters
1,000 nurses are needed as volunteers in Florida’s emergency storm shelters after Hurricane Irma. Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced that there was a need for nurses before the storm hit last week. However, now that the storm is over the need is greater than ever. Florida had severe flooding in Jacksonville and the Keys were destroyed by Irma.
“Anybody that can come and help us do that, we appreciate it,” Scott said during an appearance on a national morning show. “We need 1,000 nurses, and hopefully we’ll get them.”
If you are able to volunteer in Florida, please email the state at BPRCHDpreparedness@FLHealth.gov
If you are able to help, please email HelpFL@FLhealth.gov. You can also go to volunteerflorida.org or call 1-800-FL-Help-1.
The Governor says 320 shelters have already opened across the state, with more to open later.
A list of other organizations seeking cash donations or volunteer efforts can be found here.