Hi Nurse Nation! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Kelsey. I’m a Registered Nurse from Atlanta, GA. I created this blog, Yourheartismine about 5 years ago, and I had no idea that simply sharing my passion and love for people and this profession would grow into what it’s become!
I knew when I created Yourheartismine, I wanted it to be be used for GOOD. I wanted to be able to bring nurses together, and share experiences and stories that encourage, motivate, inspire, and help them! So this is why I am writing this blog today: to simply unite nurses for good!
Last week, my friend Morgan from Nightingale Nurse Clothing Co. reached out to me about her heavy heart for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the surrounding areas. Morgan and I connected through social media, and we simply became friends because: A. She’s a NURSE with a nurse born business B. Her heart is amazing. And c. She’s incredibly talented at what she does: t-shirt design!
We got to chatting about how we wanted to help support The Hurricane Harvey Victims. We decided it would be so cool to start a t-shirt campaign to raise money for victims in Houston! She was already all over it! Within the hour of that idea, Morgan had designed these “Nurses Healing Houston” shirts! She’s just ridiculously talented and her heart for others is the icing on the cake! I told her that I wanted to help her promote! So I started sharing her campaign on my social media!
Four days later, she’s sold over 200 shirt and raised almost $4,000!!!!! We honestly couldn’t believe it! Morgan met her goal of 200 shirts in 4 days! We had researched charities to donate to before we started this campaign, and we stumbled across Houston’s Mayor, Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Relief Fund. It’s being run by the Greater Houston Community Foundation! We reached out to GHCF to let them know what nurses ALL over were doing, and this was their response:
First and foremost, I want to SINCERELY thank you for you and your nurse friends’ support in Georgia and all over the US – we can’t even begin to express how grateful we are!
The distributions and grants will be made in support of the Fund’s charitable purposes: relief efforts to aid the victims of the flooding and other damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, including shelter and temporary housing needs, food and supplies, healthcare, transportation, child care, facility needs of child care and social service agencies, and other purposes approved by the advisory committee and consistent with the Fund’s charitable purposes. Because of the immense need in and around Houston, this Fund is dedicated to filling the gaps that are not met by other local and federal efforts. A fund advisory committee has been established and will ensure that there is a process to determine unmet needs in the area.
I hope this helps to explain what the funds will ultimately go towards – thank you again for your support!”
We are so excited to be able to UNITE as nurses and continue to spread awareness about how we can all help! The shirts are $25 and ALL profit from the campaign will be given the GHCF!!!!! The campaign is running for 4 more days!!!!! We would LOVE to hit our goal of $10,000 before it’s over!!!!
If you are a nurse who has been trying to figure out how YOU can personally give towards Hurricane Harvey Relief AND help raise awareness, please please please buy a t-shirt and share!! This community needs every bit right now!!!! With everything going on in the world of nursing with Alex Wubbels and the Victims and Nurses affected by Harvey, let’s show the world the POWER of nurses UNITING for good!!!
Thank you all so much for your love and support!!!! Morgan is extremely grateful for our support of her campaign!!!! I’m also personally so thankful that I get to help in a small way!!!!!! Let’s all be a small part of the BIG picture!!! <3
Buy your T-Shirt HERE and help us meet our goal of $10,000!!!!!
They Come in Multiple Colors!
or click this link: https://www.bonfire.com/nurses-healing-houston-tee/
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