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Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy Receives Grant from Dominion Energy to Create Comfort Kits

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Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy is extremely grateful to announce the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has donated $6,240 to create more than 1,000 Kids Comfort Kits!

“Trauma is distressing at any age,” says Chaplain Rich Robinson, Executive Director and Senior Chaplain at Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy. “Children experiencing trauma need to be reminded they are valued and loved. Kids Comfort Kits offer comfort to children experiencing trauma through the gift of a stuffed animal, fidget toys, and a personalized card from another child.”

Kids Comfort Kits are supplied by Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy to police officers, EMS, and firefighters across Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties to carry in their emergency vehicles and give to children.

Each Kids Comfort Kit is designed to comfort children during times of trauma and serve as a reminder that they are loved and valued. Bags are given to kids on the scene of car accidents, house fires, abuse, and even traffic stops where a child is frightened. Each bag is filled with a stuffed animal, toys to fidget with, and a card with a hand drawn picture from a student.

“Our goal with the Kids Comfort Kits is to provide first responders with a tool to serve and connect with children they encounter when they are in the field. We hope that having these kits will allow first responders to tend not only to the physical needs of the community, but to the emotional needs as well. We are so thankful for all their hard work and hope this makes their jobs just a bit easier,” shares Susan Schady, Kids Comfort Kits Coordinator.

Thanks to the generosity of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, our community’s children will be comforted during traumatic experiences requiring the intervention of a first responder.

For more information, or to support Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, please contact Samantha Gonzalez (Samantha@CoastalCrisisChaplain.org, 843-724-1212), or visit www.CoastalCrisisChaplain.org.

About Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy

Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization with the mission to be a light in the depth of pain and a hope in the day to day for first responders, individuals, and the community.
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