AMN Healthcare is proud to support our healthcare facilities and the patients they serve in their communities.
Just a week after Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana and caused extensive flooding, Hurricane Irma, one of the Atlantic’s most powerful storms ever recorded, made landfall in the United States after leaving extensive destruction through the Caribbean. In Florida and Georgia, more than seven million were evacuated, and more than six million are still without power, including many of our AMN team members, healthcare professionals, our client hospitals, and other medical facilities. Wind, rain, and floods from the storms caused far-reaching damage and displacement, and recovery from the storms may take years.
There are ways to get involved and help the victims of this storm:
As was previously announced when Hurricane Harvey hit, AMN Healthcare launched a disaster relief matching donation opportunity of $100 maximum per team member and $5,000 total for the company to any non-profit organization providing relief efforts.
With the need now increased by the impact of Hurricane Irma, AMN will extend the matching opportunity for hurricane relief efforts and will continue to match donations of $100 per team member up to $10,000 total for the company.
How do you participate?
- Make a monetary donation to any charitable non-profit organization that is working to support relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey and the resulting flooding.
- Make sure you earmark your donation to the relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey.
- Submit a copy of your donation receipt via email to AMN Healthcare Community Connections.
- AMN will match your donation to your selected organization up to $100.00 for a grand total of $5,000 for the organization.
- Direct questions to Steve Wehn, Vice President Community & Government Relations of AMN Healthcare.
Suggested List of Disaster Relief Non-Profit Organizations:
(Please note this is not an exhaustive list, and AMN Healthcare does not explicitly endorse any of the aid organizations listed below. This list is merely provided as a reference point for those considering donating to relief efforts.)
- All Hands: This non-profit recommended has staff on the ground in Texas, and is in contact with emergency management officials about assisting in the response and recovery. You can give here.
- American Red Cross: Usually the first group people think of when giving after a disaster. They say they are providing shelters for those displaced by Harvey, and they have thousands of volunteers on the ground in the state. You can give here.
- Americares: The non-profit focused on medicine and health is seeking to provide emergency medical supplies and other basic resources to first responders and others in Texas. Donate here.
- ASPCA: Thousands of pets are displaced by the Hurricanes. You can support life-saving efforts for displaced animals by donating to the ASPCA Field Investigation and Response Fund.
- Convoy of Hope: This nonprofit is sending food and emergency supplies to the victims of Hurricane Irma in the U.S., Haiti, and Cuba. Convoy of Hope
- OXFAM: This nonprofit is working with partners in the Caribbean to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to those affected by Irma. OXFAM
- Samaritan's Purse: Disaster relief units are headed towards the area, according to Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse. You can make donations towards their efforts here.
- Save the Children: Emergency responders from Save the Children are already on the ground in Texas and Florida setting up Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in shelters. Children can play, read, and be cared for while their parents deal with the stress of natural disasters. You can make a donation here.
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Our hearts go out to victims of disaster and we are proud to support this relief effort.
For more information on AMN Healthcare Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, take a look at our CSR Report.