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USF Hard at Work Despite Hurricane Damage

After the temporary loss of our New York headquarters in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is determined to continue fighting for the world’s children.

“The U.S. Fund for UNICEF was built to deal with emergencies,” Caryl M. Stern, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s President and C.E.O., told The New York Times. “When something goes wrong anywhere in the world, we turn up the volume. Our teams flood into the office and we work 24/7 to get help to the world’s children when they need us most.

“This time, the flood was on us—but when Hurricane Sandy shut down our offices in New York, our team didn’t miss a beat.”

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF has been operating at full capacity since the storm. Within two days of the hurricane, almost 50 staffers had moved into emergency offices in northern Manhattan. Other employees are working from home or from other temporary spaces. Our six regional offices around the country are all up and running.

We wish everyone who has been affected by Sandy a speedy and safe recovery. The damage to our offices was significant, but we are thankful that all of our staff members are OK. You can read the most recent update about our situation in The New York Times.

We also want all of our supporters and donors to know how deeply grateful we are for your continued support. Your contributions enable UNICEF to provide lifesaving emergency relief to children who face crises like Hurricane Sandy every day. Whatever difficulties we may face right now, we won’t put the world’s children on hold. The stakes are simply too high.

One Comment

  1. Posted December 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    I was wondering if the program used in third world countries, “un sol para el bienestar comunitario”, geared to working with children who lost their homes in natural disasters, is being adapted for the US. I had the opportunity to work with this program in Bolivia in 2011 and would be interested in helping the children who were affected by hurricane sandy.

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