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Red Cross Offers Workshops for Children of Military Families

This summer, the American Red Cross is partnering with Camp Corral – a nonprofit that provides free summer camp experiences to children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members – to roll out its new Reconnection Workshops program designed especially for military kids.

Reconnection Workshops teach children essential life skills to help them better manage stressful social situations and cope with the unique challenges they face growing up in military families. Workshops are facilitated by licensed behavioral health professionals who are trained to work with children. In Eastern North Carolina, Camp Corral will be hosted July 3-8 by the Eastern NC 4-H Center in Columbia, N.C.

One of the campers who will benefit from this new program is Mackenzie Dunbar. Mackenzie’s father is a disabled Army veteran who endured two roadside bombs in a Humvee and now suffers from PTSD and a decreased mental capacity. Mackenzie will join her three siblings at Camp Corral this summer hosted at the Eastern 4-H Center, one of four camp locations where the Reconnection Workshops will be held.

Media outlets interested in covering the camps/program can contact Marissa Pierre at 336-553-1706, or email mpierre@rlfcommunications.com.

For more information about camp, or reconnection workshops, visit: Camp Corral – www.campcorral.org; Eastern NC 4-H Center – www.eastern4hcenter.org; Red Cross Reconnection Workshops—www.redcross.org/reconnectionworkshop s

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About Camp Corral

Camp Corral, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation, is a free, one-of-a-kind summer camp for children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members. Since its founding in 2011 by Golden Corral, Camp Corral has grown to 21 camps in 19 states and has served more than 10,000 children. Through the support of its signature partner, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Camp Corral is able to serve many more military families each year. Although any child ages 8 to 15 from a military family is eligible, registration priority is given to children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members. For more information, visit www.campcorral.org.

From the American Red Cross.

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