Q. When a natural disaster hits, does CFCA tell sponsors if sponsored friends are affected?
A. We do our best to inform sponsors personally whenever their sponsored friend has passed away from a natural disaster or any other cause.
We don’t have the resources to contact each individual sponsor if their friends have been evacuated or otherwise affected from a natural disaster. We’re always working to update our records about sponsored friends who were affected: whether they need a new house, for example, or other support we can provide as they recover from tragedies.
Shortly following a natural disaster, CFCA local staff will typically survey the impacted communities and assess if there are specific family needs that CFCA could help address through special funding from donations to the disaster assistance fund or through direct services from our staff.
If your sponsored friend lives in an affected area, please feel free to contact our Sponsor Services team to see whether any specific information about your sponsored friend has been received. We’ll be more than happy to share that with you.
We also post stories on our website whenever disasters strike areas where our sponsored friends live. While these stories generally don’t contain information about specific children or aging friends, they report on the disaster’s impact in the area and how CFCA is helping.
For more information, please email [email protected] or call Sponsor Services at (800) 875-6564 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.