When the Waters Rise… Feed the Children Responds
By Sarah Ford on June 2, 2015
Source: Feed the Children
At Feed the Children, we work day in and day out to help create a world in which no child is hungry. But when disaster strikes, we also mobilize quickly to provide immediate aid.
Recent severe storms across the southern regions of the U.S. have caused widespread flash floods extending nearly 800 miles from southern Texas to central Missouri. According to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth Texas, more than 35 trillion gallons of water fell in May over the Texas alone—enough to cover the Lone Star State with eight inches of water. This flooding has devastated communities, destroyed homes, and taken the lives of some 24 people.
Because we work in partnership with local organizations, we are ideally positioned to provide aid when disaster strikes. Following last week’s floods, Feed the Children has allocated supplies through our existing partner network and in collaboration with National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster.