Community Services/Social Philanthropy
No man is an island, no man lives alone. We are social beings and caring is what we do. We are developed into compassionate people by our profession, if not really born with innate kindness. We have a natural sense of feeling for other people’s misfortunes and sufferings. Although it is not mandatory, it is our social responsibility to take care of the world and the community, our people.
SPECIAL CARE SERVICES
Meet our Communities
The Kerala Center
1824 Fairfax St., Elmont, NY 11003
With the enormous growth of the community in the U.S. and New York in particular, the Kerala Community had long felt the need for a Community Center. Such a Center could serve to promote the civic and other social service activities among the Indian American community and also to serve as a focal point to coordinate the activities and services to the Kerala Community.
Kalusugan Coalition, Inc.
39-04 63rd Street
Woodside, NY 11377
The Kalusugan Coalition is a multidisciplinary collaboration dedicated to creating a unified voice to improve the health of the Filipino American community in the New York/New Jersey area through network and resource development, educational activities, research, community action, and advocacy.
Bayanihan Community Center:
Home for the Fil-American and Latinos community in Queens
40-21 69th Street
Roosevelt, NY 11377
Campaign for human rights against trafficking of Filipino workers in New Orleans oil rigs( Jan, 2013 at Bayanihan Center, NY)
Ann Beryl Corotan, RN, plays a major role to this campaign against social injustice of Human Trafficking and modern day slavery.
Nurses at Large Caring for the International Community
Ayal B. Lindeman, EMT, LPN
When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, he got to work soliciting medical supplies and personnel for transport to the island nation. He then deployed himself, served for 4 weeks at General Hospital PAP as well as in the UM Medishare field hospital. At the General Hospital he took on the care of four wards with one other volunteer from 1700 – 0800. He has made seven trips to Haiti to date. He also assisted in Japan in the days following the earthquake and tsunami of 2011, volunteering the north eastern regions which suffered some of the greatest damage.
Campaign for Solidarity:How a Muslim Nurse Looks at Islamaphobia
New York City, September 12, 2010
Standing before a large crowd of bystanders and supporters of the Unity for Peace Rally at the East of NY City Hall Park, a muslim nurse, Potri Ranka Manis spoke of her views on the solidarity campaign: “we breath the same air, we have the same heart beating and we have the same red blood flowing in our veins, let our heart guide us.. let us not focus on hate. Our lifetime is short...let us concentrate in Love and Unity. Peace be to all of us! Asalaam Alaykom”
The rally promotes the freedom of religion and campaign against bigotry and racism.
by Myrna Santos,RN
Photo by myRNphotoimages