Teaching Your Kids To Help After The Hurricane

My girls and I have been talking about Hurricane Harvey and what the people of South Texas are experiencing and they both asked how we can help.


I showed them how I had texted harvey to 90999 and I explained how that will send $10.00 to the Red Cross to help the evacuees.  You can make a larger donation to The Red Cross here. 

When we were researching other ways to help my girls read that the evacuees could use socks and asked if we could purchase and donate those items. We purchased bulk and separated them into Ziploc bags with the size and gender labeled. My girls drew pictures and wrote notes of love in hopes that it would brighten the day of the recipient.

The SPCA is providing care and shelter for evacuees' pets! You can make a donation here to help with costs. 

We would love to see you at the Trusted World Donation collection site in Dallas, if you would like to make a donation to our neighbors in need. 

NPR has posted a VERY detailed list of ways that we can help. They did forget to include The North Texas Food Bank who is feeding the evacuees that have traveled to DFW.  

The City of Murphy is collecting items for my neighbors in Collin County. 

If you are in Tarrant County Fort Worth's Mom Blog posted a fabulous list of ways to donate and volunteer.  

TALKING TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT HURRICANE HARVEY

Sesame Street has a video that may help your younger children understand about the hurricane. 

 

Children at Risk.com has a nice guide to assist your discussion with your older children.


 


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