Support Children Still Coping With Hurricane Sandy
We are approaching the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. The remnants of its devastation remain in high evidence along the Jersey Shore. On October 29th, I left my house around 4 pm thinking I’d be back home within 24 hours. I did not return until the day after Election day in November. The open spaces where trees used to be and the piles of rubble along the ocean where homes once were are constant reminders that things will never be exactly the same. But more than that, there is the human damage to consider, particularly how Hurricane Sandy impacted the children in my state and how they are coping with Hurricane Sandy.
According to Save the Children’s reps, many children are still struggling with intense fears and stress brought on by this storm. After the storm,many no longer had homes. “Sandy was the most terrifying experience in the lives of thousands of children,” said Carolyn Miles, Save the Children’s President &CEO. “But the day the storm struck was only the beginning of the upheaval and turmoil many children have experienced since.”
It is reported that as the nation’s leading child-focused emergency response organization, Save the Children has helped 500,000 children affected by U.S. disasters since Hurricane Katrina, including 40,000 children affected by Hurricane Sandy. It makes perfect sense that children would need attention — special attention— in the area of mental health services if they were fortunate enough to survive a storm such as this.
Save the Children now needs our help. Please visit the site and choose how you can make a difference.