Nina Ng is the assistant director of nursing at Syosset Hospital.READ MORE: Bronx Man Arrested After Allegedly Pushing 60-Year-Old Man Onto Subway Tracks In East Harlem
She says a volunteer trip to Haiti in 2012 changed her life when she connected with an orphanage on the island.
Ng is planning a trip to Haiti within the next several weeks, and she’s bringing food for the children.READ MORE: Woman, Child Injured In Times Square Shooting
She says the orphans usually eat carbohydrates like rice, cereal and pasta to make them feel full.
“The fact that they lack certain nutrition stunts their growth, so what we are trying to provide for them is a more steady influx of fruits, vegetables and meats so that they can grow like healthy children,” Ng said.
She’s also arranging shipments of food for the orphans.MORE NEWS: 12-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy Dies After Complaining Of Head Pain, NYPD Investigating
A GoFundMe has been set up to support her: gofundme.com/f/passionprojecthaiti