Disaster can bring out the best in us.
It is during natural disasters - like the hurricanes in southeast or the devastating fires in northern California - that we prove once again, to ourselves and to the world, that compassion - the desire to help alleviate the suffering of others - is an essential characteristic of any noble society.
Where to give?
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Head Start efforts
National Head Start Association has established a Disaster Relief Fund to assist Head Start programs and/or their employees with disaster related costs not covered by other relief assistance.
Region 9 Head Start Association has launched a Pack N Learn Campaign to provide Head Start children affected by disasters in California, Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas with care packages that provide personal and learning essentials.
The California Head Start Association is the unified voice providing leadership and advocacy for the Head Start community.
The California Head Start Association will be an important strategic partner representing Head Start interests in California and the nation.