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 support children through and beyond their parent's cancer with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasing community.
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates 60 free summer camps in 29 states for children ages 6 to 16 who have been touched by a parent's cancer. This camping experience has a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence, and strenthens their communication skills. In 2014, Camp Kesem served nearly 4,000 children coast-to-coast - all funded by generous donations from individuals and corporate support.
Camp Kesem Saint Louis University was founded in 2013 and supports 40 children in Saint Louis community by providing a week-long summer camp experience and year-long peer support. Camp Kesem SLU is operated by 35 student volunteers and serves 40 campers ages 6 to 16 each year.