Month: October 2017

Las Vegas Critical Response Deployment

Due to the sensitive nature of the October 1st tragedy in Las Vegas, we have needed to handle public information-sharing differently than other disasters.  However, we’d like to share a small part of the critical response deployment experience with you here: In total, our partner, Children’s Disaster Services sent out two critical response teams with …

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Bethany Petersen- Hurricane Irma

Bethany Petersen is a child life specialist at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan.  This is her deployment story: I remember sitting in the airport the morning of September 17th, not knowing what I would be walking into in the coming hours. I remember feeling an overwhelming sense of excitement and nervousness at the same …

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Northern California Fires- Call For Help

Our partner, Children’s Disaster Services has received an urgent request for two teams to work with the children affected by the devastating wildfires in Northern California.  If you are certified with CDS and have availability to leave Tuesday or Wednesday for 7-14 days, please contact Kathy Fry-Miller ASAP at [email protected]    NOTE: This will be a …

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Las Vegas: Support for the Children From Near and Far

    Lindsey Murphy and Boon Murray and several other Children’s Disaster Services teammates flew to Las Vegas yesterday from all areas of the country.  Today they worked to set up their space in a Family Assistance Center where early estimates predict approximately 22,000  – 27,000 individuals will be served over the next week. The …

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