In response to the recent numerous tragic natural disasters that destroyed schools in places like Joplin, Mo. and Tuscaloosa, Ala., the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) organized the School Nurses Band Together for Disaster Aid campaign. At the 43rd NASN Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., school nurses across the country were encouraged to show support for their colleagues and their students by donating money to help rebuild health offices in need.
The money raised during the first three months of the campaign will be used to support school rebuilding efforts in Joplin and Tuscaloosa. School nurses donated $2,800 and generous contributions totaling $7,400 were received from the following school health equipment suppliers: School Health Corporation, William V. MacGill & Co., School Nurse Supply, Inc. and Henry Schein, Inc.
Together, school nurses and industry partners are distributing a total of $10,200 to assist Joplin and Tuscaloosa City and County Schools purchase school health supplies necessary to provide care for the many students who have experienced the devastating tornados. “School nurses banded together and gave from the heart,” said NASN President, Linda Davis-Alldritt. “Special thanks goes out to our friends at School Health Corporation, William V. MacGill & Co., School Nurse Supply, Inc. and Henry Schein, Inc., who understand the challenges nurses face as they return to school in these devastated school districts.
“NASN hopes that the School Nurses Band Together for Disaster Aid campaign helps those hardest-hit schools on the road to recovery. School nurses know that by fostering a sense of normalcy for children while attending to their health needs, a significant contribution is made to their educational success,” said Davis-Alldritt.
The National Association of School Nurses is a non-profit specialty nursing organization, organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has over 15,000 members and 51 affiliates, including the District of Columbia and overseas. The mission of the NASN is to improve the health and educational success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance the school nursing practice. To learn more about NASN, please visit us on the Web at www.nasn.org or call 866-627-6767.
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SOURCE: National Association of School Nurses
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