Thursday, May 23, 2013

Save the Children Oklahoma Tornado Relief

Aidmatrix partner Save the Children is actively responding to the tornadoes that devastated Oklahoma earlier this week. Read the following to learn about what they are doing, and how you can help their relief efforts.

Save the Children's U.S. emergency response team is mobilizing staff and essential supplies to provide support, relief and recovery services to communities and families in Oklahoma. 

As a national leader in child-focused disaster response and recovery programs, Save the Children is prepared to quickly deploy our Child Friendly Space kits in shelters, creating safe play areas where kids can be kids again. We are also ready to deploy infant and toddler hygiene materials to support young children's well-being while they are displaced from their homes.

Save the Children's disaster-tested programs have served thousands of children in major U.S. emergencies, including hurricane Katrina and the tornado outbreaks in 2011 that devastated areas of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo.

Save the Children has led and supported child-focused community resilience building programs in Oklahoma over the last five years.  We will seek, not only to support the immediate needs of children in the tornado-affected communities, but also to partner with communities to strengthen their ability to protect children and help them recover when a disaster strikes.

A major tornado is frightening for adults and even more so for children as families deal with loss of possessions and the destruction of their homes and schools. In the wake of the recent emergency in Oklahoma, your support will help us offer immediate aid – especially for vulnerable children – as well as the long-term programs that will enable boys and girls to heal and live normal, happy lives once more.

We need your generous gift to support our efforts. Your support will help us protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to the families in Oklahoma.

Please donate now to support Save the Children's response so that we can help children and families recover from this disaster.

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