Second Responder®

When disaster strikes, our students need us most.

Second Responder®

When disaster strikes, our students need us most.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor


Natural disasters don’t discriminate. In the wake of a tornado, flood, hurricane, or fire, children living in poverty may lose everything, without access to the resources they need to rebuild.

School supplies provide a path back to normal.

Our Second Responder® program provides supplies to teachers and students affected by natural disasters. KINF works with local authorities, schools, and sponsors to help students return to their routines with the tools they need to continue their education. These include hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Michael, and Florence and the tornadoes that struck Dallas and Nashville in 2020.

Thanks to our national sponsor, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, we have been able to provide thousands of backpacks to students impacted by natural disasters.

When the first responders’ work is done, we’re there.

The Second Responder® program operates during the recovery period following the devastation, once the critical necessities of food, shelter, and medical aid are in place. We deliver hope in a tangible way for teachers and students to return to the important work of learning as they start the path to rebuilding.

"When you don't have anything, and someone reaches out and gives you something, it means more than you will even know."

-Cynthia Brown, Principal, Victim of 2015 flood in rural Kingstree, South Carolina

Donate today to support our efforts to aid the next community in need.