Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the devastating earthquake in Mexico have caused catastrophic damage to both regions and has put lives in danger. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by the worst storm in 50 years to hit Puerto Rico and one of the hardest earthquakes to strike Mexico. As an organization based on helping the Hispanic community, we ask that our members look at some of the following ways to help the victims of these tragedies.
We at the NHMA feel that supporting the families, physicians and health care systems in Mexico and Puerto Rico is crucial during this difficult time. We urge you to view the link on our website http://bit.ly/NHMA-Relief and use it as a resource to find ways to support the relief efforts.
NHMA is exploring options for physicians in the mainland US to volunteer in Puerto Rico and/or Mexico. If you have information that can help with this effort, please let us know either by emailing Imani Cabassa at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling u s at 202-629-5895.
Thank you for lending a helping hand,
Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP
President & CEO
National Hispanic Medical Association