This is a report of our/your hand in the disaster relief, and a call for help! UHMC has ten active nursing students directly affected and many more indirectly affected. The UHMC Allied Health Dept. Chair wrote six $1000 checks the first week after the fires. To date, 12 checks have been written totaling $11,000. Several of these students assumed they would have to drop out of nursing school but with the immediate help, and the promise of continued support, they have started school again.
Not only are we facing this unexpected and unprecedented need, we have all the same needs we have always had to support students through to graduation. Many are heads of households and have to work to make ends meet. MNSF funds provide the relief they need to ensure they spend sufficient time studying to become a RN. Their success is critical to meeting the future healthcare needs of our county.
In addition, we are committed to partnering with Maui Memorial pediatric nurses to go to Oahu for advanced training. Our goal is $5,000 to send a group of RNs to work side by side in the Oahu Acute and Critcal Care Pediatric Units. This will allow more children who are ill on Maui to stay here to get quality care.
Please donate to Maui Nurses Scholarship Foundation and help us support our students and our community during this crisis. The need is going to continue into the future so we cannot let our efforts wane.
Many thanks for your faithful support. We hope you realize the impact you are having on Maui County Healthcare.
MNSF Board of Directors