Cousins Colton & Codey McDonald, Bethel Acres, OK
In May of 2013, when Oklahoma was devastated by multiple tornadoes, Save the Children was on the ground within 20 hours after the first tornado struck.
Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to reach over 5,200 people, including 2,073 children through relief and recovery efforts.
Six of our Child-Friendly Spaces provided safe places for more than 583 children. We have supported 26 child-care programs that were damaged or destroyed, and have partnered with four YMCA camps to make it possible for 300 children affected by the tornadoes to attend summer camp for free.
In the photo below you'll see cousins 5-year-old Colton and 10 year-old Codey McDonald. Their home was damaged in the EF-5 tornado on May 20th. Colton and Codey participated in the Save the Children Child-Friendly Space and attend the YMCA summer camp funded by Save the Children. Debris is still littered throughout thier neighborhood in Steelman Estates, though rebuilding has slowly begun.
We continue our response to help children and families affected by the devastating tornado. Thanks again for your support.