Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Tough Got Going: Managing a Disaster, Inside and Out

You know that old cliché: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” I recently saw evidence of this in spades when Hurricane Sandy not only hit the Northeast—but also hit the Save the Children headquarters and, what’s worse, many of our staff members’ homes. It’s fascinating to see how people react when their [...]

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Ten Reasons to Be Thankful This Thanksgiving

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Keeping Kids Safe…Before and After Sandy

After my visit to a Red Cross shelter in New Jersey yesterday, I am more convinced than ever that we must urgently do a better job protecting kids in natural disasters than what we have done so far.   Save the Children began emergency work in the US in a much bigger way after Hurricane [...]

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"Do You Think They're Ok?"- Kids Recover from Superstorm Sandy

The shelter in the Atlantic City Convention Center shelter is a huge sprawling hall with a constant wave of people arriving and leaving in a regular ebb and flow each day.  Some families have just arrived from other shelters, some go back to devastated houses, and some come back to stay for what might be [...]

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