Save the Children Opens Fund to Support Children in the Aftermath of Texas Wildfires

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Washington, D.C., (September 8, 2011) — Save the Children’s U.S. Programs is raising funds to support the immediate and long-term needs of children affected by the devastating Texas wildfires that have forced thousands to flee their homes.

We know in the wake of a disaster such as this, children — the most vulnerable in times of crisis — will need emotional support through programs like Save the Children’s signature Journey of Hope, a psychosocial recovery program for children and child care providers. We also anticipate that it may be necessary to assist child care center recovery, should the wildfires damage facilities and leave parents without child care options.

Members of the public who want to help can donate now to the Texas Wildfires Children in Emergency Fund to support Save the Children's responses to unique needs of children as a result of these wildfires destroying children’s homes and lives.

Read Save the Children’s Disaster Preparedness Tips for Parents.

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