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Children need your help to recover from Hurricanes Harvey & Irma


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Hurricane Harvey has left a path of destruction across the Gulf Coast, and millions of vulnerable children and families have been affected. Communities in Florida are bracing for the impact of Hurricane Irma. Evacuations, rescues and images of devastation are especially distressing for children because they are uniquely sensitive to trauma’s lasting impact. Healing will take years, and it is critical that long-term recovery efforts include a focus on the little ones who face life-changing disasters.

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“Camp Noah was an experience different from any other camp or instructional setting. My children were able to identify their feelings and work through them. This helped ease some anxiety from the additional stress they have been feeling.” –Parent

Right now, Camp Noah staff are already planning camps for 2018 to serve communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. We are reaching out to volunteers and identifying local partners to help children recover from their traumatic experiences. 

Camp Noah takes place over five days, but its impact lasts a lifetime. It is the only national program providing child-specific resiliency-building curriculum during a community’s long-term recovery. Camp Noah is provided free of charge to the children who attend, but the average camp costs $25,000 and we rely on generous donor support.

By making a gift today, you can bring long-term hope and healing to children in the areas hurt by recent disasters. Your donation is fully tax-deductible and can be made securely online or by mail: Camp Noah, 2375 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108.

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Thank you for helping children build resiliency and restore hope after disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

Kim Dettmer
Senior Director, Camp Noah

 

About Camp Noah’s lasting impact

Over the past two decades, Camp Noah has quickly responded to a wide range of disasters nationwide. Thanks to thousands of committed volunteers, donors and community partners, more than 14,000 children in 29 states and in Puerto Rico have developed skills and processed their disaster experiences at Camp Noah.

In a safe space, campers learn that they are not alone – that other children have the same fears and worries. They develop critical skills that help them emotionally recover from their trauma. Campers share their disaster stories, grieve their losses, plan for their future, play with purpose and learn lifelong resiliency skills in a safe, structured setting. They learn how to support others facing the unexpected – including their friends and family members who are coping with their own challenges.

Camp Noah is a service of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota – a trusted faith-based nonprofit organization that serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions.

 

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