The catastrophic floods from Hurricane Harvey in Texas have left thousands of children and families displaced from their homes and everything that is comforting and familiar to them. Save the Children® estimates as many as 20,000 people will seek shelter, with as many as half of them requiring shelter for up to a month.
For the children affected by the flooding, the impact goes beyond lost possessions and destroyed homes. It is heartbreaking to think about the children who went through the frightening experience of evacuating their homes. These children are now in new places, surrounded by strangers, feeling uncertain about their futures.
At times like this, it is important that we come together and help those who have gone through such tragedy. For all of us at Primrose, our priority is the safety and well-being of the children impacted and their families. On behalf of all Primrose schools, the Primrose Children’s Foundation has donated $20,000 to help our national partner Save the Children set up critical child-friendly spaces in emergency shelters and deliver food, water, emergency supplies, portable cribs, diapers and baby and child hygiene kits to families. This donation is possible thanks to parents who support fundraising efforts through events at local Primrose schools.
If you wish to help support relief efforts, consider contributing to Save the Children’s Hurricane Harvey Children’s Relief Fund. The fund enables Save the Children to deliver immediate assistance to affected children and supports vital recovery programs for children, such as helping to restore child care services and aiding children’s emotional recovery and resiliency. These longer-term initiatives are often just as important as assisting children and families in their immediate time of need.