Robyn Rowe said she feels a strong call to help the wounded in Nepal as a part of a medical mission trip, but she needs to quickly raise $3,400.
If able to raise the funds, Rowe, an RN and assistant director for University Health Services at Southern Arkansas University, is going to be a part of a team organized through International Medical Relief. Her group will be providing health services in an outdoor tented area from sun-up to sun-down from May 29-June 7.
Contributions can be given online to help her be a part of the Nepal disaster relief. Visit www.SAUmag.edu/RobynNepal to donate.
Rowe states on her fundraising page that the number of reported injuries and the death toll are sadly rising every day, and without the help of medical teams providing much-needed care these numbers will continue to increase exponentially.
“Anytime something like this [earthquake in Nepal] happens, being a nurse I wish I could be there to help,” said Rowe.
She is also a resident director over one of the residence halls on the campus at SAU. She attended the candlelight vigil organized by SAU’s more than 22 Nepalese students and alumni earlier this week, and said she was especially inspired to act after this disaster because there are so many Nepalese and international students at SAU.
“Our international students are so far away from home. It makes me really respect what they do coming to the U.S. to go to college,” she said. “Then something like this happens…I cannot imagine being so far away from my family in this kind of situation.”