DATE POSTED: September 15, 2017
Graham school nurse Faith Weinert will soon be traveling to Florida as a member of the Red Cross Nursing network. “I feel a deep call to serve and I want to use my training and skills to help those in need,” said Weinert.
Faith is a 1997 graduate of Graham Local Schools. After high school Faith became a registered nurse and earned her bachelors of nursing from Wright State University in Dayton. Faith worked 9 years at Upper Valley Medical Center in the emergency room, and as a nurse educator. Before returning home to Graham in 2016 Faith was a nurse manager at Springfield Mercy hospital. “It was the care and support I received as a student at Graham that drove my desire to become a Nurse,” Weinert said.
After the hurricanes struck Texas and Florida, Faith began to research how she could help. Through her network of colleagues she was directed to the Red Cross Nursing Network. She completed the required online training and added her name to the volunteer network. Faith then received a phone call within a week asking if she would deploy to Florida. The volunteer commitment per deployment is 9 days. While in Florida, Faith will assist the local medical professionals to support those affected by the hurricane. “I was so overwhelmed and humbled when they called and asked me to go,” Weinert added.
Don Burley, Director of Operations said, “We are excited to support Faith in her efforts with the Red Cross. When she returns we will offer opportunities for her to share the experience with our students, staff and community. This act of service exemplifies the culture of community service that is alive in the Graham community.”The Red Cross is in desperate need of RN’s to support these disasters. For more information on volunteering with the Red Cross Nursing Network. Visit www.redcross.com and click on volunteer.