South Toms River nurse wants to volunteer in Haiti
James Warner is a registered nurse who also happens to teach math at Linden High School, where students have inspired him to want to travel to the impoverished country of Haiti this winter.
"I have a number of Haitian students at Linden High School in my class and I've become close with them, and they've told me about their stories, and I felt little by little, I should help," said Warner.
Warner would volunteer for the six-day mission to Haiti during on behalf of the Colorado-based International Medical Relief, but he must first raise the full amount for the trip.
"I have until the 25th of September to raise at least half of the $3,300 that they require," Warner said, adding that the second half is due before December 26, 2016.
Anything raised above the required amount is used for extra supplies, such as antifungal creams, antacids, acetaminophen, sun glasses, spare eye glasses, emery boards and things of that nature, according to Warner.
Warner is hoping the trip works out. "Thankfully, the Haiti mission trip ran during my break from teaching, so it seems like it's meant to be," he said.
Warner would be in Haiti from December 26, 2016 until New Year's.
Tax-deductible donations for Warner's trip can be made directly to International Medical Relief or through his GoFundMe page listed as Haiti Medical Mission.