We realize that the impact of losing your home is amplified when your home is also where you school. Children affected had everything they knew ripped from them. This creates a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety, parents are overwhelmed. We are called to help our brothers and sisters in their time of need!

How can we help? We can point them back to Christ.

In communities where natural disasters strike, you see a 30-50% climb in the divorce rate. Rates of domestic violence and child abuse increase. As a homeschooling community, we are not immune to this.

The most immediate need for these families is food, shelter, clothing, etc. After 30-45 days, the shock wears off, the survival instinct gets tiring, and most organizations are pulling out and headed to the next disaster. As a homeschool community, we have an opportunity to wrap our arms around families and care for them!

On January 28-30, 2022, we will be gathering 100 tornado-impacted families outside of Nashville, TN for a weekend of soul care. We want to reach into these family units and help them turn their eyes to the Father that can care for them! We will be coordinating new curriculum replacement, supply replacement, counseling services, family time and worship/teaching to love on them!

We will also be walking along these families for the next year to help guide them and encourage them, discipling them on the journey.

A few days ago, we were on Todd Wilson’s podcast, and he said, “Where you’re thinking about ‘what are we going to do for gifts,’ they are thinking about ‘what are we going to do at all?’ It just changes everything.” This is so true. The whole trajectory of these families changed in an instant. We all want to help, but we are frozen wondering how we could even tackle this. On our own we can’t, but as a community we can! Todd finished his statement that “if you’re just this person standing out in the rain thinking where do you begin, this is a good place to begin!”

Celebrate Kids is asking you to partner with us and help those impacted!

Pray for these families, that they would find peace in Christ this season.

Give curriculum to replace what has been lost.

Give a tax deductible financial gift to help offset the cost of the conference.

Give specific items that families need as we alert you to them.

Go to Nashville to support these families over the weekend of January 28-30, 2022.

Join us, the community, to meet the need. HSLDA has already committed $50,000 to meet the need of these families by giving a $500 grant to each family that we serve. What will you commit to? How will you give today?

Thank you partnering with us on this mission!

“And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.” – Titus 3:14

Dr. Kathy Koch (“cook”), is the founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, banquet talks, and other events. She is a regular speaker for Care Net, Summit Ministries, and Axis. She also speaks for other organizations, churches, schools, and pregnancy resource centers. In addition, she hosts Celebrate Kids conferences through their Ignite the Family conference division. She is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio, she was featured in Kirk Cameron’s movie, Connect, and she has written and published five books with Moody Publishers, including Five to Thrive, Start with the Heart, Screens and Teens, 8 Great Smarts, and No More Perfect Kids (with Jill Savage). Dr. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University.