Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To provide children affected by a parent's cancer with a supportive, lifelong camp opportunity that recognizes and understands their unique needs.
Camp Kesem at Emory University is a college student-run summer cmp that serves the special needs of children with a parent who has or has had cancer. A great group of student leaders volunteer their time throughout the year to organize, plan and fund every aspect of our week-long camp program.
Camp Kesem will be held July 21-26 at Camp Cherokee in White, Georgia. It will open its arms to 50 Georgia area campers. Camp Kesem is a secular camp serving all children regardless of race, religion, or background. The 6-13 year olds and teens 14-16 who attend this week-long camp will have the unique opportunity to develop friendships with peers facing similar challenges, build confidence and gain a support network of over 20 caring, well-trained volunteers....a gift that lasts far beyond their week at camp!