|Save the Children Announces Response to Wildfire Crisis across Western U.S.|
After closely monitoring the escalating wildfires that continue to devastate Colorado, Montana and a number of other states across the western part of the country, Save the Children is mobilizing essential supplies for families with young children.
Organization mobilizes efforts to deliver children's supplies and provide emotional recovery support.
Ajla Grozdanic 202.640.6709 (O) 202.262.7171 (M)
Washington, D.C. (June 30, 2012) — After closely monitoring the escalating wildfires that continue to devastate Colorado, Montana and a number of other states across the western part of the country, Save the Children is mobilizing essential supplies for families with young children. We are also mobilizing resources to provide critical psychosocial programs to support children's longer-term emotional recovery.
Of the thousands of people displaced from their homes by the wildfires, children are the most vulnerable. Save the Children has reached out to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Montana Senator Jon Tester to offer our support. Partnering with local communities in Colorado, Montana and beyond, Save the Children intends to distribute essential infant and toddler supplies, such as strollers, portable cribs, diapers, baby wipes, and assorted hygiene supplies.
In addition, Save the Children knows from experience that many children will have a significant need for psychosocial and emotional recovery support. Families may also need assistance in accessing child care and out-of-school-time programs so that children can return to a normal routine and parents can go back to work, knowing their loved ones are safe.
Save the Children is committed to helping children and their families affected by disasters in the United States and around the world. Help put smiles back on the faces of children who've lost everything.
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