Imagine…a storm hits…and your children are at school…or you’re at the store while your family is at home…and after the emergency, you can’t find them. Think of enduring seven hours of worry…now seven days…seven weeks…can you even fathom seven months of being separated?
Well, that’s how long it took for some of the survivor families to reunite after Hurricane Katrina hit ten years ago. That’s right…imagine seven months of wondering where your children are…or, even worse, imagine being a child, wondering where your parents are, or if they even made it through the storm.
You can’t always plan to be with your children when disaster strikes, but you can have a back-up plan to make sure you can reconnect after that disaster, and Save the Children wants to help.
The program is called Get Ready. Get Safe. Here’s a helpful video to explain it.
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Essentially, the plan is to help you create an emergency contact card. You can do that by clicking on this link. It won’t just connect kids with their families, it will also keep them safe during the disaster, letting others know about important medical conditions and medicines.
You can fill out an emergency contact form and be ready, no matter when disaster strikes, no matter where you are when it happens.
I did it myself and promise, it doesn’t take long. And, don’t you think it’s worth a few minutes to save months worth of worry?