Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Red Cross Appeal For Philippines

At Continental Travelnurse, our nurses are our family and right now our family is hurting. Here's one of many moving notes we've received from one of the talented and qualified nurses we met while conducting interviews in the Philippines. Please help by donating to the Red Cross in the UK or directly to the Red Cross in the Philippines.

Hello! I never thought I'd be able to email you again after all we've been through. The super typhoon hit Tacloban City with pinpoint accuracy completely destroying our houses, buildings and more. You've heard the news on CNN and other channels; we were there literally during those times
looking for our relatives, loved ones and potable water. After days of heavy rain, wind, food shortage and rampage of crimes Ms. Jazzle and I were able to arrive here with her family at Cebu City safely earlier this 8am. My parents and other siblings are still at Tacloban City.
Thank you for all your prayers; we do appreciate them. Please continue doing so for we are in dire need of them for the death toll is rising everyday. We also thank you for the UK's help -- some of which reached me first hand. Bottled water quenched my thirst and your biscuits were truly crucial during those early days.
By the way, my hospital was also flooded out for it was near the coast. A lot of patients have died and Bethany is temporarily closed. I believe there is still hope amidst all this. Like Ms. Jazzle, I have a job interview this 21st November. I will apply for other hospitals in Manila and follow-up my other applications too while doing reviews for my IELTS.
We thank God for giving us this second life.  Ms. Jazzle and I are still hoping we will be able to fulfill our dreams of working with Continental Travelnurse.
Once again, thank you for the prayers. More power!
Emergency room nurse

Remember, you can donate to the Red Cross UK or the Red Cross Philippines by clicking on their names and following the directions. It's a great way to assist others and not feel helpless in the face of a natural disaster.