Disaster Relief Update—Opportunity to help children in Texas July 12-13


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Dear SEIU Local 121RN Member:

I’m once again reaching out to all our 121RN Nurses interested in disaster relief opportunities.


The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law seeks volunteers to help with medical assistance and translation at the Casa Padre detention center in Brownsville, Texas, on July 12-13. They will be given access to approximately 1,000 infants, toddlers and children being detained there.

According to Peter Schey, who will lead this team, they need massive help. They only have two days to try to see every single one of these children.

This is a unique opportunity to help. Almost no private citizens are allowed to meet with these children, who have been separated at the border from their parents.

In addition to volunteer RNs with Pediatric skills,
they also need volunteer interpreters.

This team will be interested to learn all of the languages you speak,
including any indigenous Central American languages.

Click here to fill out the volunteer form today.

If you fill out the volunteer form, please reply to this email and let us know.

In unity,
Gayle Batiste, RN, CNOR
President, SEIU Local 121RN

P.S. There are no travel funds available from our Union and all work done is on a volunteer basis. There may be some funding available from Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. This effort is not affiliated with our Union. There won’t be SEIU support on the ground for Union members. We don’t have much information about what to expect on the ground, and almost nothing about the interviews themselves. If you are interested but can’t make it this time, they expect to need volunteers for upcoming detention center visits. Please fill out the form if you’re interested in being notified of those future dates.


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