Atlantic City, New Jersey
November 5, 2012
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy with temperatures dropping, Save the Children rushed to deliver blankets and other cold-weather supplies to Hurricane Sandy survivors.
One of the children we’ve been helping is 4-year-old Didi. While Didi got an imaginary “check-up” from her older cousin “Dr. Kelly” at our Child-Friendly Space, other children needed real-life medical attention at the shelter. With everyone staying in close quarters, exhausted from the upheaval and a nor’easter on the way, conditions are primed for kids to catch colds – or worse.
To help keep children warm, we’re sending cozy onesies, jammies, hats and mittens.
Save the Children is also delivering educational materials to our Child-Friendly Spaces to help reinforce healthy hygiene, the best line of defense against diseases. Things like hand-washing and eating healthy snacks can help kids fight colds, and promotes healthy behaviors in the future.
What’s more, we’re providing parents with the supplies they need to help keep kids clean and healthy, such as diapers, nutritious snacks and hygiene supplies.
Hopefully, Didi will be able to go home to a safe, warm home soon. Kids like Didi need caring people to support Save the Children’s response efforts. Please give generously to our Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.