Just a reminder that some of these children may need clothing and supplies  
after the storm. You can contact this organization  directly if you can  help.
In a message dated 9/1/2008 10:03:06 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  

Save the Children deploys emergency response team to care for the  unique 
needs of children in Gulf Coast.

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Save the Children staff member, logistic officer  Kristen Grenier shows 2 
year-old Allen how to use his flashlight provided in  his evacuation backpack 
Save the Children. Save the Children distributed  over 300 backpacks at the 
emergency shelter in Louisana.  

Dear friend,

Save the Children has dispatched an emergency  response team to the Gulf 
Coast to expand its ability to assist children and  families who might be 
displaced by Hurricane Gustav, which is bearing down on  the Louisiana coast as 
possible category-3 storm.

Save the Children -  which assisted over 190,000 children and caregivers in 
Louisiana, Mississippi  and Alabama after Hurricane Katrina - continues to 
provide long-term education  and nutrition programs in the Gulf region.

Save the Children has been operating  children-focused programs on the Gulf 
Coast since Hurricane Katrina struck New  Orleans three years ago on August 
29th. Forecasters are predicting the new  storm could strike New Orleans early 
next week which is why Save the  Children's programs focus on not only helping 
children and communities  recover, but also on preparing for new emergencies.

Save the Children  staff members are preparing to hand out 1,500 children's 
evacuation backpacks  at the two mass shelters that are being set up in 
Louisiana in anticipation of  a major evacuation of families from the Gulf 

Save the Children is  also prepared to establish safe spaces for children in 
shelters. The agency  has pre-deployed kits to set up safe spaces in shelters 
established by the Red  Cross, with whom Save the Children has partnered, to 
ensure the protection and  well-being of children. Save the Children also plans 
to work to ensure that  child-care centers can quickly re-establish services 
and schools can rebound  so students do not fall behind in their education. 

Find out how you can  help children by reading Save the Children's Ten Tips 
for Helping Children  Cope with Disasters

Learn more about how Save the Children is responding to  Hurricane Gustav

On behalf of the children,

Charles  MacCormack
President and CEO
Save the Children  


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