Hurricane Disaster Relief Update

AUSTIN, TX -- Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to our members, their families, and all those in communities impacted by the devastation and tragedy as major storms have cut a large swath across the southeastern U.S. and territories, and an earthquake is taking a deadly toll in Mexico.

AANP has received numerous inquiries asking how to help– from rendering aid to volunteering in various ways and making donations to help in the restoration. Because the damage is so widespread, the best way to make a donation or to inquire about rendering aid is through Health and Human Services. Across the entire agency, HHS continues to assist affected communities. The resources found on the HHS site can provide guidance for individuals, families, communities and health care professionals.

For the latest information on temporary emergency policies and waivers, check the CMS Hurricanes webpage.

We also encourage you to visit the following websites to identify volunteer opportunities to assist:

To find family and friends or to register yourself as safe, please visit the American Red Cross Safe and Well site.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Joyce Knestrick, PhD, APRN, C-FNP, FAANP
President