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‘Save the Children’ Supports Children after Oklahoma Tornado

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It’s Memorial Day weekend…a time to honor those who lost their lives fighting for our country.

Yet for many of us this is a long weekend filled with family, friends, parades, cookouts, and togetherness.

For those affected by the Oklahoma tornado, that is not the case. Save the Children’s U.S. emergency response team has set up a safe play area to ensure the needs of children in the impacted areas of Oklahoma are prioritized.  The recovery process is underway, but it will be a long road for sure.  The organization’s safe play area, called a Child-Friendly Space, is located at the Moore Community Center.  Save the Children will also be creating these safe spaces at additional shelters to help displaced families.

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As we enjoy a weekend of normalcy, it is important that we remember what families in Oklahoma are going through after the tornado.

Kristi, a mom whose family lost everything during the tornado puts it into perspective for us.  “I feel like I just came out of a daze and realized I’m homeless.  So many things go through your mind. You reach for a toothbrush and you don’t have it. You reach for a comb and you don’t have it. There’s nothing left.”

If you are interested in supporting Save the Children’s “Oklahoma Tornadoes Children in Emergencies Fund”, visit www.savethechildren.org/tornado.  Interested people can also text TWISTER to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children and help the response effort (standard messaging rates apply).

Information supplemented from press release.

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