| Dec 29, 2014
Thank You from Save the Children
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It is a privilege for me to thank you for responding with such compassion in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The support you provided has made it possible for us to stand by children
whose lives were overturned in a single day.
Sandy is a story about great loss, but also about even greater resiliency. What struck me most is
how people coped − from a family that lost everything but was still grateful for having each other
to a teenage boy who lent a hand at one of our Child-Friendly Spaces while schools were closed
as a way to deal with his displacement.
Our goal has been to bolster that resiliency. From providing food and blankets to setting up
Child-Friendly Spaces in shelters and supplying schools with educational materials, your contributions touched lives in many ways in the weeks after the storm.
We’ve helped child care and community centers resume programming and provided our signature
Journey of Hope program to support children’s and caregivers’ emotional recovery. To date, our
efforts have reached more than 53,000 people, including 39,570 children.
But Save the Children is going one step further. Hurricane Sandy made it clear that we can never be too prepared for emergencies. Today, 90% of American children live in communities at risk of natural disasters.
Every workday, the safety of nearly 68 million U.S. children is in the hands of school officials and caregivers while parents are on the job. The lesson Sandy drove home is that it is always the poorest families that are hardest hit − those who are least able to withstand the blow of a disaster. While we need to focus our emergency preparedness work to reach all children, we especially need to pay attention to the poorest of communities where there are few or no resources to help evacuate, rebuild or recover.
Thanks to your compassion, families affected by Hurricane Sandy are on a path to recovery.
How You Can Help
Please support Save the Children’s global mission. Your tax-deductible gift gives children in the U.S. and around the world what every child deserves – a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When disaster strikes, we put children's needs first. We advocate for and achieve large-scale change for children. We save children's lives.
Please keep children in your thoughts for a bright new year.
Have a wonderful holiday season.
Happy New Year!