Navigation Links
Flooding in Fargo: World Vision Sending Supplies and Staff to Help Affected Families
Date:3/27/2009

Recession-time disaster makes children, lower-income families even more vulnerable, aid agency warns

SEATTLE, March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amid historic flooding in Fargo, North Dakota, Christian relief organization World Vision is dispatching an initial truckload of emergency supplies and sending staff to assess the needs of affected families.

"It's devastating for children and families to see their homes flooded and be forced to evacuate. But with this historic disaster happening on top of the economic downturn, people are going to be hurting even more," said Phyllis Freeman, World Vision's director for domestic disaster response.

"World Vision is especially concerned about children, lower-income families and families already struggling in this recession," said Freeman. "We will be working with local churches and community organizations to make sure the most vulnerable people don't fall through the cracks."

The agency's first shipment will leave Seattle on Tuesday and arrive at World Vision's Storehouse in the Twin Cities on Thursday. World Vision is shipping cleaning supplies that will help more than 150 families to combat dangerous black mold and other hazards once they are able to return to their homes. World Vision also plans to supply hygiene kits, paper towels, women's clothing and trash bags. For children who have been affected, the organization is providing soccer balls, board games, coloring books, baby clothing, backpacks, school supplies, stuffed animals and shoes.

The organization will work with its network of community and church partners to distribute the supplies to those who have been affected in and around Fargo.

"Recovery is going to take time, even after it's safe for these families to return," Freeman said. "Families that have had their homes heavily flooded will need to shovel out mud, wash down the walls, bleach everything, and possibly rip out drywall," she added.

Cash donations are needed to help with the response. The public can help by calling 1.888.56.CHILD or visiting www.worldvision.org and giving to the American Families Assistance Fund.

About World Vision's Storehouse:

World Vision's Storehouse helps meet the basic needs of children and families and revitalize neighborhoods by providing donated, high-quality goods such as personal care items, clothing, building materials and school supplies. The Storehouse provides these items to local partners, helping to strengthen community connections to churches and social institutions and to provide goods to those most in need. World Vision operates Storehouses in 11 cities throughout the United States, including Los Angeles. For more information about World Vision's work in the U.S., visit worldvision.org/press.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Visit www.worldvision.org/press.


'/>"/>
SOURCE World Vision U.S.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Estrogen flooding our rivers, Université de Montréal study
2. CVS/pharmacy Delivers Disaster Relief in Iowa Communities Impacted by Recent Flooding
3. The American Red Cross Urges Safety in States Affected by Flooding
4. World Vision Responding to Record Flooding in Midwest
5. Restoration Industry Association Provides Evacuation Checklist for Residents Impacted by Flooding
6. Leading Autism Care Provider Invites MPs to Meet Residents and Staff for World Autism Awareness Day
7. Sambazon, World Leader in Acai, Stands up for the Amazonian Fruits True Nutritional Properties
8. Health Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law to Host Autism Symposium on World Autism Day, April 2
9. Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital Opens Most Technologically Advanced NICU in World
10. Fox Chase performs the world’s first successful ViKY robot-assisted surgery for pancreatic tumors
11. American Lung Association Salutes Fellow Advocates in the Fight Against Tuberculosis on 2009 World TB Day
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... lecture to primary eye care practitioners on the latest breakthroughs in the prevention, ... Semi-Annual Continuing Education Symposium, according to eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... , ... January 17, 2017 , ... Neil H. Greco ... planning assistance to communities throughout the region, is launching a charity drive to raise ... is by far the deadliest killer in America, and is responsible for 1 in ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... today announced the results of a double blind clinical study for its dental gel ... to a leading national brand of toothpaste containing triclosan. The study was conducted at ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... , ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... from two offices in Tyler, has announced the latest beneficiary of their thriving ... Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of terminally ill patients. ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... ... Today, FloSports , a global leader in live digital sports and original ... long-term extension of their media partnership. The partnership, which began in 2013, will now ... events exclusively on FloWrestling.com as well as usage of the FloArena meet management software ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... 2017 In China , we ... the Upgrade of China,s Healthy Strategy ... Plan for Economic and Social Development of the ... and the state council of the People,s Republic ... emerging industry development plan, identifying medical devices as one of ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... Jan. 18, 2017  Tarix Orphan LLC today announced ... a Rare Pediatric Disease (RPD) designation for the company,s ... Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB), a rare genetic skin disorder. There ... is limited to supportive care. "The RPD ... Designation previously granted by the FDA in this indication," ...
(Date:1/18/2017)...  Robust competition in the private marketplace is resulting in ... to a new study by the Berkeley ... to examine the share of prescription medicine spending retained ... health plans and other stakeholders in the supply chain. ... show what happens when the list price of a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: