Save the Children Remains on the Ground in Oklahoma, Stands Ready to Address New Tornado Emergency

Save the Children Remains on the Ground in Oklahoma, Stands Ready to Address New Tornado Emergency

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Wendy Christian 203.465.8010
Jeanne-Aimee De Marrais 203.919.2219

WASHINGTON (May 31, 2013) — Save the Children's U.S. emergency response team is on the ground in Moore, Okla., where a new tornado emergency warning has been issued. The latest tornadoes have sent thousands in search of shelter in Moore and nearby towns. Our staff are prepared to meet the needs of children in the event of further damage from the latest round of twisters.

Since the devastating tornado swept through the area on May 20, we’ve opened four child-friendly spaces where children can play and regain a sense of normalcy, as well as summer camps for children displaced by tornadoes. Save the Children is also focused on the long-term recovery, supporting the reopening of schools, providing “Journey of Hope” psychosocial recovery programs and helping strengthen community preparedness to protect children.

To support our Oklahoma Tornadoes Children in Emergencies Fund, visit www.savethechildren.org/tornado.

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