Jennifer Garner pens touching message after visiting children affected by Harvey

During the trip, Jennifer Garner, who is on Save the Children’s Board of Trustees, visited Hilliard Elementary to help hand out donations to families who have young children

Jennifer Garner pens touching message after visiting children affected by Harvey


Jennifer Garner is using her star power to help kids in need. On Friday, the superstar and mother of three paid a visit to Save the Children in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years, wreaked its havoc on the Lone Star State.

During the trip, Jennifer Garner, who is on Save the Children’s Board of Trustees, visited Hilliard Elementary to help hand out donations to families who have young children in need.

After the visit, Jennifer took to her Instagram to share photos with her fans and write a touching message, “Today I was inspired by the huge hearts in Texas. There is a generosity of spirit that gets lost in political rhetoric, but people come together in a time of crisis. You know what’s beautiful? Children look for light.”

The big-hearted A-lister added, “Terrifying things have happened to these kids in the past couple of weeks, but they don’t want to dwell on those stories. They want to tell you that their neighbour’s puppy was found. That they saved their mother’s life by throwing her a rope when the floodwater overcame her and now she’s OK. That they all celebrated when power came back on. We have to protect our kids and we have to learn from them.”

A rep for Save the Children tells E! News, “Jennifer was there for a day visit with children and families benefiting from Save the Children’s response. Our emergency response team has been on the ground in Texas since before the storm hit, working to meet children and families’ immediate needs. We also established child-friendly spaces in evacuation shelters and have been distributing essential supplies to those impacted.”

According to the organisation’s press release, “Save the Children is the national leader in helping restore child care and early education centres after emergencies, and helped lead such efforts in Texas in 2008 in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike and in New Jersey and New York in 2012 in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.”

But Jennifer’s not the only celebrity who has donated time and/or money to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. JJ Watt, Kevin Hart, Pink and Sandra Bullock are just some of the famous faces that have given huge sums of money to help Hurricane Harvey relief. 

 

 

Published in Daily Times, September 12th 2017.