Month: November 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from Chico, CA!

Happy Thanksgiving! From the Children’s Disaster Services California Camp Fire Team.  The CDS team in Chico, CA, has been working in the Disaster Resource Center (DRC) since it opened last Friday.  The team, which has included four child life specialists so far, has been very busy with close to 50 kids each day.  FEMA and …

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Preparing for Saipan and Rerouting to Chico, CA

The CDS deployment to Saipan for Typhoon Yutu was canceled just prior to departure due to the changing needs in Saipan.  While the Saipan CDS team was preparing to deploy across the ocean, the packing list continued to change.  The list originally included instructions to pack only a backpack, be prepared to walk long distances, …

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UPDATE: Saipan Typhoon Response CANCELLED

UPDATE:  The CDS deployment to Saipan was cancelled late last night.  We are grateful for the volunteers who were willing to make the journey. Late October, Super Typhoon Yutu struck the U.S. Northern Mariana Islands; the winds up to 180mph have left many without electricity, water, or a roof over their heads.  Our partner, Children’s …

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Beautifully Indescribable

A brief update from Tiffany Heinz, Certified Child Life Specialist, currently deployed with our partner, Children Disaster Services, in Texas with the children and families impacted by the border crisis: It was such an impactful day. Not like any other deployment I’ve been on before. We walked through the doors and there were so many …

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New Child Life Swag!

Help support Child Life Disaster Relief’s mission by purchasing some new child life swag! 100% of profits go directly to CLDR programs https://cldisasterrelief.org/shop-cldr/ Both shirt styles are jersey knit, gray is unisex and cranberry is fitted. FREE SHIPPING through 11/15/18!