Report: State is prepared to help children in disasters

July 27, 2010

Washington ranks as a national leader for protecting children during disasters, a national child advocacy group announced July 21.

Save the Children — a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization — lauded the Evergreen State for taking steps to protect children. The state developed plans to evacuate childcare centers, reunite children with their families, account for children with special needs during disasters and develop evacuation plans for schools.

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Report: Washington stands prepared to help children during disasters

July 24, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. July 24, 2010

Washington ranks as a national leader for protecting children during disasters, a national child advocacy group announced Wednesday.

Save the Children — a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization — lauded the Evergreen State for taking steps to protect children. The state developed plans to evacuate childcare centers, reunite children with their families, account for children with special needs during disasters and develop evacuation plans for schools.

“Washington is a national leader in protecting the most vulnerable Washingtonians in the most vulnerable settings,” Mark Shriver, U.S. programs senior vice president for Save the Children, said in a news release. “I hope other states will follow Washington’s example.”

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