Please give generously to our Hurricane Florence Children’s Relief Fund. Your gift will help us respond to the unmet needs of children affected by this disaster.
Our emergency responders were on the ground before Hurricane Florence even hit, helping children and families brace for the powerful storm.
Now, they continue to work tirelessly to address the needs of families in shelters. Thousands were forced to evacuate their homes, fearing the worst. With up to 30 inches of rainfall measured in some communities – and some rivers yet to crest – the damage isn’t over yet. Please donate generously to help us continue delivering essential support to these American families in crisis.
Hurricane Florence: How is Save the Children Helping
As the roads re-opened, our humanitarian relief experts assessed the storm’s impact on children and provided assistance to those in shelters – even reaching New Bern which saw record flooding.
We’ve benefited over 1,000 children and families to date:
- We provided infant and family hygiene kits to families in shelters in and around Raleigh-Durham
- We provided cribs to families with very young children
- We’re receiving shipments of diapers, wipes, strollers and cribs at our vendor’s warehouse for rapid distribution
- We created child-friendly spaces where children can participate in structured play activities to help them cope with fear and uncertainty
- We’re offering our recovery programs and expertise to early education and child-care provider networks; over 6,600 child-care providers were believed to be in Florence’s path
- We continue to coordinate with the Red Cross, FEMA and others to strengthen our response
The National Leader in Child-Focused Disaster Preparedness
Save the Children is the national leader in child-focused disaster preparedness. We’re uniquely positioned to address the needs of children and families affected by Hurricane Florence. We have over 80 years’ experience serving the needs of U.S. children and are a partner of the Red Cross. We responded in South Carolina after the flooding from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and we continue to conduct large-scale recovery programs in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico for children and families a year after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
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