Alumna Gerri Fisher Morrison, Catawba Valley Community College nursing class of 1991, recently responded to her professional call to action following Hurricane Maria’s disastrous impact on Puerto Rico.
Burdened by the devastation she saw, Morrison sought ways to volunteer her time and medical expertise to help those affected. Friend and fellow nurse, Renee McLean, had lived in Puerto Rico as a child. McLean shared her interest in helping through a social media post. A staff member affiliated with one of the hospitals in Cabo Rojo in charge of coordinating improvised primary care clinics contacted McLean for her assistance.